My boyfriend and I are currently TTC. I'm totally in love with names and have been for most of my life. I have already started brainstorming some ideas for the baby. Right now my issue is that my boyfriend is Mexican and I'm struggling with how to best honor the baby's mixed heritage since I'm white. His family still lives in Mexico so they don't speak very much English. I would really like the name to be easily pronounced and recognized in English and Spanish. That hasn't been too hard for girls names since it's pretty easy to find lots of cute names that have a Spanish sound to them like Evita Luisa, Bianca Lynn, Clarissa Maria, Lola Jean, Evangeline Maria, Sienna Elena, Gabriela Luisa or Sierra Rose (these names are my top picks right now btw).
My first issue is finding boys names that fit the criteria. My boyfriend's name is Alfredo, and he was named after his father and uncle, so I wouldn't mind using that as a middle name. Most of the names I'm coming up with sound too Spanish to me, like Santiago, Diego, and Enrique. I put some non-Spanish names on my list like Donovan Earl, Tyson Cole and Ray Alfredo, but I think those would translate ok into Spanish. So, my first question is can you help me think of more names that would work well in Spanish and English. I want to honor my boyfriend's Mexican heritage but I don't want my child to be teased for having and ethnic sounding name and not look ethnic at all.
That brings me to my second issue. I am probably the whitest white girl ever, like super pale, and my boyfriend defiantly looks Mexican but he's not super dark. What if the baby is super, super white and we've already decided on a very Mexican name? Or vice versa, what if that baby ends up being dark and we've chosen a very traditional name. I know I'm probably being too paranoid about this, but I've always had a fear that my poor child will inherit my horribly white, Irish skin. Ok, long enough post with too much explanation. :rolleyes: Let me know your thoughts please! Anything will help.