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June 12th, 2011 04:53 PM #1Junior Member
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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.
June 14th, 2011 11:24 AM #3
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/)
June 18th, 2011 08:25 AM #5
June 18th, 2011 11:20 PM #7Senior Member
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Re: "English" names that are pronounced the same in Spanish
Off the top of my head: