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  1. #1
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    "English" names that are pronounced the same in Spanish

    I was hoping some of you would be able to help me brainstorm names that are pronounced roughly the same in Spanish and English. I'm not looking for names that are primarily Spanish in style, although I know there will be overlap. Hopefully, some of you will be familiar with Spanish pronunciation rules!

    Carlos, Maria, Gloria, and Lisa are all pronounced the same in both languages. Carlos, Maria, and Gloria are names common in Spanish-speaking cultures, but they are not unheard of elsewhere. I'm trying to stay away from overtly Spanish names like Esperanza, Miguel and Guadalupe.

    There are some names that are common in both English- and Spanish-speaking areas, but they are not pronounced the same in both places. In Spanish, Hugo would be pronounced as OO-go, David as dah-VEED, and Julia would be HOOL-yah. So these names would not work.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!!

  2. #3
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    Re: "English" names that are pronounced the same in Spanish

    close to my heart
    Rufus - Wes - Alec - Emmett - Wilfred
    Billie - Estella - Jemima - Eilidh


    maybe; Maud, Effy/Euphemia, William and Eoghan
    olivia; ''somewhat of an enigma''. i feel as if i've been sixteen forever. (http://bigsistercomplex.tumblr.com/)

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    Re: "English" names that are pronounced the same in Spanish

    Girls Henrietta
    Boys Ezra Frederick Miles Julian

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