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April 25th, 2014 09:36 PM #11
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.
April 25th, 2014 10:05 PM #13Senior Member
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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.Arabella, Thibault, Sophia, Alfred, Eleanor, Rémi, Charlotte, Achille, Olivia, Clement, Elizabeth, Frederick, Maud, Benedict, Adèle.
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April 26th, 2014 06:26 AM #17
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.Jessica Emily Faith
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April 26th, 2014 10:16 AM #19Senior Member
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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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