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  1. #11
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    I certainly don't think you need Latino heritage to pull it off- I know a gorgeous little girl named Marisol. She has no Latino heritage at all- European heritage through and through, with curly sandy blonde hair, big dark blue eyes and olive skin. It fits her to a t, especially if you know the meaning (sea and sand, which fits her appearance really well). I say go for it! She also is part of the most adorable sibset: Marisol, Julius and Claude.

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    Marisol is a Spanish, therefore European name. A blond, blue-eyed Marisol would be absolutely normal, since many Spaniards have those characteristics. This isn't about ethnicity or "race". I just think it would be strange on a person that speaks no Spanish or has no connections to Spanish or Latin American culture; like meeting an American named Sigvard or Gioacchimo or Haruka without having any connection to Sweden, Italy or Japan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sugarplumfairy View Post
    Marisol is a Spanish, therefore European name. A blond, blue-eyed Marisol would be absolutely normal, since many Spaniards have those characteristics. This isn't about ethnicity or "race".
    This is how I feel. If you love it, use it.
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    It's a beautiful name, not everyone chooses names that are strictly from their cultural background, and that completely fine. As everyone else has said if you like it use it, I am a fan of Angelina, Nikolina etc. and they aren't particularly linked to my cultural background. I can't speak Greek, Spanish or Italian. Many of the Mari- names are used in various cultures, so Marisol wouldn't automatically be recognised it as Latino. But I also recognise their may be some culture sensitivity needed as well.

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    I love Marisol, and you certainly do not need to belong to any ethnic groups to use a name. I know a blonde Fatima with blue eyes, and a blonde Soraya, their parents just liked the meaning behind the names or the sound and used them. I'm not Polish but I love Zuzanna over Susannah. You don't HAVE to be part of any race/ethnicity to use a name, it's a name, end of.


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