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  1. #1
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    Spanish/English name for baby #3 (sibling to Lucía and Sebastián)

    We are currently TTC #3, so not pregnant yet. But I am brainstorming baby names already and looking for ideas for both boy and girl names. Our kids' names are:

    DD: Lucía Noemí
    DS: Sebastián Tomás

    DH is Colombian and I am American. Our last name is a Spanish one. We are looking for first names that work well in both English and Spanish, and that do NOT contain any "r's" because although I speak Spanish I am not a native speaker and my pronunciation of the Spanish "r" is hit-or-miss. The other restriction is that for girl names, we'd prefer something that does not end in "-ía" because it would be too sing-songy with Lucía (like sisters named Lucía and Sofía, for example - no thanks).

    It seems we tend toward Saint names, but #3 doesn't have to have a saint name. What do you think would sound good as a sibling to Lucía and Sebastián and fit the other requirements in the previous paragraph?

  2. #3
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    Ahah, oh man, my R in Spanish turns out French and people here think I'm Scottish all the time. I totally feel your issue with that letter.

    My Spanish favourites (without Rs and without -ía):
    Alba
    Antonia (it's still -ia, but the stress is different)
    Eloísa
    Olalla/ Olaia/ Olaya/ Eulalia
    Sabina

    Fabián
    Julián
    Feliciano (I think this is pretty dated... at least, here it is. But I like it a lot and I think Feli is adorable as a nickname)
    Félix
    Leo (guh, this is gorgeous in Spanish. Totally kicks the English pronunciation out of the water)
    Hugo
    I'm not sure if the -ián ending bugs you with the first two, though.

    Good luck!
    Lucia
    Seraphine, Jemima, Leonor, Seffora, Eulalia
    Edmund, Marius, Joscelin, Earnest, Caspar

  3. #5
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    Thanks for these ideas. I like Eloísa and Félix from this list. (Actually, I LOVE Félix!) My SIL (who is also Colombian) is considering Leo for her baby due in September. I'd love to hear other ideas!

  4. #7
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    Some of my Spanish favorites (also married to a Hispanic and also can't say my "R's" too well, haha!):

    Águeda
    Angélica
    Catalina
    Emiliana
    Ivette
    Maristela (has an "R", but I think it's gorgeous)
    Sonia (ends in "ia", but like Antonia above, is pronounced differently)

    Elías
    Joaquín
    Luciano
    Noé

    Note that I have no idea what's dated or popular right now in Spanish-speaking countries, these are just ones I like. Good luck!

  5. #9
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    Valentina / Camila / Paula / Elena / Amanda for a girl
    Samuel / Emilio / Miguel for a boy

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