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Old June 20, 2012, 01:01 PM
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I was rather amused when I finally learned the meaning of the maternal-side apellido of my roommate during my first year of college: his apellidos were "Caballero Verdugo".
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Old June 20, 2012, 02:21 PM
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There's a huge collection those names in this thread, and maybe conversation on them should be followed there, as they don't seem to be intentionally given by parents, which is the topic of the OP.
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Old June 20, 2012, 04:53 PM
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...sé que algunos militantes comunistas tenían hijos de nombre Lenin e hijas de nombre Lenina o Lenia...
Ah, claro. También en Ecuador: su vicepresidente actual es Lenín Voltaire Moreno Garcés.
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Old June 21, 2012, 09:55 AM
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The Daily Mash, an English spoof (=parodia) newspaper, has the following report on unusual names.
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I think names that mean things are sometimes fun. I have come across Dulce de la Cruz, Severo Leon, Leon Manzo. In English: Anita Matris, Ruth Liss, Ralph Di Norcia, Helen Berlin.
Hi Poli,

your Spanish examples are not names but the combination of name & surname. Some combinations are really funny.

For example:

Name: Dulce
Surname/Family name: de la Cruz.


Name: Severo
Surname/Family Name: León

Name: León (probably a short name for "Leónidas" or "Napoleón")
Surname: Manzo (probably Italian).
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Perfección (Perfe)
Consuelo (Chelo)
Dolores (Loles or Lola)
Soledad (Sole)
Milagros xD (Mila)
Domingo
Pilar

And many many weird names are flowing around xD
Lateley those names are not very commom (some) many of them are old-fashioned.

Some combinations of name + surname are hilorius.

Ramona Ponte Alegre

Margarita Lanza Flores xD

Sergio "Donoso" Pardo

Miguel Macías Pajas xD

Some parents are a real jokers xD
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How much kidding would a girl innocently named by her parents Dolores come in for? Considerable, I imagine.
None it's quite common

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I was rather amused when I finally learned the meaning of the maternal-side apellido of my roommate during my first year of college: his apellidos were "Caballero Verdugo".
Imagine when We realise what meant surinamés like freeman, fisher, stone Hummer! Peter graves translated: Pepe tumbas!!

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I agree with Rusty. Names like Dolores, Remedios, Angustias, Consuelo, Soledad, etc., are associated with Catholic virgin names, so they're very common and nobody is being mocked for having such names.
All latín and greek names mean something, my ñame is Silvia\ Sylvia/Silvia: from silvano/Silvana: related to the forest. Alejandro/Alexandre, Alessandro: the protector, Elena/helen/helena greek: fire, Marcos/marcus/marc\ marco: relativo al dios Marte: martillo. Peter/Pierre\ petróleo/ Pedro: del griego petros: roca. John\ Juan/ joan/ del hebreo Yehohanan: touched by god, so.....

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