Bex asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 9 years ago

Baby names, boy and girl? Portuguese/English roots?

Hi me and my boyfriend are thinking of having a baby, we can just never agree on names!

I am British, he is from Portugal and although he doesn't really want any of his children to have Portuguese names, I feel like it would be nice to have a Portuguese influenced name.

The only names we have agreed on are Natasha for a girl and Nathan for a boy.

I don't want a really common name, but as our surname is Portuguese (and so confusing for people to pronounce!) I don't want to give them any more difficulty.

I like both Daniel (for a boy) and Evelyn (for a girl), but it seems that we have fairly different tastes.

I'm not sure if this will affect answers, but we will bring our children up as bilingual, speaking both Portuguese and English.

So I would just like some advice from people, so we have a starting point for a discussion, because at the minute we are both just shouting random names at each other!

Thank you for reading.

Update:

Oh sorry I forgot to say the surname

Its Sousa, pronounced properly like : SAW-zah

but in England we tell people it's pronounced SUE-zah

Update 2:

It's complicated:

his mum is called Ana, his sister is called Sophia, his brother is Paulo, his dad's Antonio, his middle name is Pedro, his cousin's names are Lewis (don't think it's spelt like that though) and Pedro, so that rules them out, love William though :)

Update 3:

Oh and my partner's name is José and mine is Rebecca

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  • Raquel
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Daniel is a great name, it's Portuguese too :)

    Some suggestions of mine:

    Boy names (Portuguese):

    André (Andrew)

    Diogo

    Ricardo (Richard)

    Bernardo (Bernard)

    Cristóvão (Christopher)

    Cristiano (Christian)

    Eduardo (Edward)

    Duarte (Edward)

    Filipe (Phillip)

    Gabriel (same in English)

    Henrique (Henry)

    Leonardo (Leonard)

    Some names of Portuguese girls:

    Raquel (Rachel)

    Ana (Hannah)

    Jennifer

    Júlia

    Beatriz (Bellatrix)

    Carolina

    Maria (Mary)

    Catarina (Catherine)

    Leonor

    Denise

    Helena (Helen)

    Sara

    By the way, "William" is not a Portuguese name, not at all and neither is "Sophia". (it would be Sofia)

    Source(s): I'm Portuguese
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    4 years ago

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    Hi me and my boyfriend are thinking of having a baby, we can just never agree on names!

    I am British, he is from Portugal and although he doesn't really want any of his children to have Portuguese names, I feel like it would be nice to have a Portuguese influenced name.

    The only names we...

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  • 9 years ago

    You mentioned Daniel for boy,well Daniel in Portuguese it`s exactly the same.

    You can try Ricardo,although It`s Portuguese It has English origins"Richard".

    For girl Vanessa can be both Portuguese or English.

    But theres a lot,for boy:Marcio,Ruben,Vasco,Alexandre,Ivo,etc.

    For girl:Andreia,Vera,Matilda,Rosa,Sandra,Suzete.

    Hope it help`s. (William translates to Guilherme in men and Guilhermina in women)

    Source(s): I`m Portuguese
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  • 4 years ago

    Girls = Gabrielle, Kerrigan, Stockard, Dorian, Dabney, Holland Boys = Joel, Ryder, York, Graham, Bronson, Burke, Seth, Harrison

  • 9 years ago

    Hello, bex! I'm Brazilian! I know a lot of Portuguese names that are also beautiful for the Brits! William is a common name here in Brazil! As incredible as it sounds, I am telling the truth! Glenda is also a name that is not difficult to pronounce for English or Portuguese! Sophia too! is beautiful and sounds beautiful to Portuguese and English!

    I have helped! Sincerely,

    Pedro!

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    First of there is PLENTY of names I found so I am going to list them :) :

    Ana

    Sofia

    Alexandra

    Andre

    Laura

    Joel

    Sergio

    Kiki

    Bella

    Rachael

    Maria

    Carlos

    Alex

    Anna

    Ect...

    Sorry if that didnt help and I listed more girl than boy names

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    So, you have Daniel & Nathan for a boy and Natasha & Evelyn for a girl. Daniel & Nathan both have two syllables, so I wouldn’t put them together. Natasha & Evelyn both have three syllables, so I wouldn’t put them together, either. I love the Portuguese boy’s name Tiago, but if he doesn’t want a Portuguese name, so be it.

    Possibilities ~

    Nathan Alexander Sousa

    Nathan Tiago Sousa (couldn’t resist)

    Nathan Demetrio Sousa (Demetrio is used by the Portuguese.)

    Nathan Ferdinand Sousa (Ferdinand is used by the Portuguese.)

    Nathan Leonardo Sousa (Leonardo used by the Portuguese.)

    Daniel Alexander Sousa

    Daniel Ferdinand Sousa

    Natasha Raquel Sousa (Raquel is used by the Portuguese.)

    Natasha Eveleen Sousa (Eveleen has two syllables whereas Evelyn has two.)

    Natasha Yvette Sousa

    Natasha Joelle Sousa

    Natasha Martine Sousa

    Natasha Anya Sousa

    Evelyn Brielle Sousa

    Evelyn Lenore Sousa

    Evelyn Joelle Sousa

    Evelyn Xanthe Sousa

    ~

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