For Fun! Help with Hispanic baby girl name name!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which of these girl name combinations do you like best?
    Lorena Carolina : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Lorena Isabel : (39 votes)
    25 %
    Lorena Victoria : (21 votes)
    14 %
    Carolina Isabel : (57 votes)
    37 %
    Carolina Victoria : (21 votes)
    14 %
    Carolina Lorena : (10 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    ehhh i totally said CarolEYEna when i read it. Sorry!! SO i think she will have an issue. 

    I like Lorena Isabel. lovely! 

    Post # 5
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    1248 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Mrs. Boa Constrictor:  I like the combination of your hometown names since they have significance.  As for pronunciation,  problems all depend on where she lives. Seeing the name was Hispanic,  the pronunciation for the state never occurred to me.

    Post # 6
    Member
    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love Carolina Lorena! I think the pronunciation will depend on where you live. 

    I have first and last names that are pronounced a little differently in Spanish, and I’ve never corrected anyone one way or the other. I feel like they’re both correct, just depending on the accent? (I live in California, for what it’s worth.) So maybe she’ll want to correct people, or maybe she’ll feel like both pronunciations are correct? 🙂

    Or if you’re going to be bothered by it forever, and you live in the US, I would maybe use Carolina as a middle name instead.

    Super pretty name though!

    Post # 8
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    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @Mrs. Boa Constrictor:  The pronounciation of Carolina will depend on what part of the country you live in and whether there is a large enough Hispanic population.  I have lived in Central Florida for the last 10+ years so I immediately think CaroLEEna but when I lived in North Florida it definitely would have been pronounced CaroLEYEna.  But I still love the name so I say pick it.

    Post # 9
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    5518 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My middle name is Carolina.  So I automatically read it the proper way.  I think if you spelled it another way you’re kind of taking away from it.  And if someone calls your child Carolina (like the states) I would personally think they have a screw loose.  Its phonetic for goodness sake.  I like using Isabel as the middle name because it has significance. 

    I dont know what it is about Lorena but I just dont like it.

    Post # 10
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    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I like Carolina Isabel. It’s pretty! I would definitely use Isabel since it’s the only one not ending in “A”.

    Post # 11
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    1242 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

    I really like Lorena Isabel. I think you are very likely to encounter pronunciation issues with Carolina so I wouldn’t use it. I love the name Paloma but once I heard my non-hispanic, third grade teaching SIL butcher it, i quickly changed my mind. 

    Post # 12
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    123 posts
    Blushing bee

    I LOVE Lorena. 

     

    Carolina is pretty too, but depending on where you live it may be pronounced incorrectly. 

     

    Though even if that happens, she’ll live through it. I speak from experience as someone whose middle name is Aisling (ash-leen).   🙂

     

    Post # 13
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    2851 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I also love Isabel as a first name; I worked at LA Fitness kids club and there was this precious little girl whose nickname was Isa… I just loved it.

    Post # 14
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    2056 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I voted for Carolina Isabel, but also love Lorena Isabel.  So pretty!

    Post # 15
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Mrs. Boa Constrictor:  I like Carolina Isabel because it’s meaningful to both of you.  But please don’t spell it like Carolena!  Then Hispanic people will mispronounce it! 😛

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