(Closed) Can someone help me think of a good first and middle name with this last name?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I won’t be much help, but I actually think Alejandro Cadena sounds and flows fine 🙂


Post # 4
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

I think Alejandro sounds great but I love the name Andres. That being said, if you live in the states, I recommend having someone who does not speak Spanish pronounce the name. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Paloma if we have a girl but when i heard my sister-in-law (an elementary school teacher) butcher it, i realized I didnt want my kid hearing her or his name pronounced incorrectly all the time!

Post # 5
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’ve met some kids named Maximiliano.  They go by Maxi and Max.  Maybe Maximiliano Alejandro Cadena?

Post # 6
3028 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am eh on Alejandro as it reminds me of that Lady Gaga song.  Interested in people’s responses and also second @mixtaperomance:  idea of having some else pronounce to, unless you live in a high Hispanic area.  For a boy I really like Benjamin, but also realize that besides my immediate family pronouncing it the Latin way everyone else will just say Ben-ja-min, which is eh.  Here are some others from my list:





Benicio (Ben)

Since hubby is taking my name and it’s Hispanic our conversatons are a bit comical regarding names since he’s use to top 20 names as boys names and can barely pronounce some of my suggestions.  Not sure if you are Hispanic or that is your SO’s name, but maybe look into some family names.

Post # 7
12257 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ooh, I like PP’s idea! Andre Carlos Cadena!

Post # 8
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013


Leonardo (Leo)


Just some ideas taken from my Uruguayan FI’s family, who have a surname that is similar in length and vowel sounds. 

Post # 9
11274 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

How about Emilio for the first name? I am still trying to think of the right middle name.

Post # 10
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Maybe its just that I’m so Irish its not even funny but I’m unsure of how to pronounce your last name properly therefore can’t help suggest names. Can you post how to pronounce it for me so i can help?

Post # 11
7728 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

What about Carlos for the first name? 

Post # 12
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Rafael Luis Cadena

Cristofer Jose Cadena

Darien Matias Cadena

Andres Manuel Cadena


These are all pretty easy to pronounce for me and I am not good with Spanish names lol.

Post # 13
1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Enzo sounds good! I am from Japan and no problem pronouncing those names. But then I studied a bit of Spanish…

Post # 14
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I love the name Alejandro! It goes so well with your last name 🙂

Here are some other Spanish names which may go well with your last name or can be used as middle names:

– Leandro

– Emilio

– Leonardo

– Mauricio

– Cristian (Cristian Alejandro Cadena, sounds good!)

– Damian

– Diego

– Elias

– David

– Gabriel

– Javier

– Lucas

– Maximiliano

– Nicolas

– Sebastian

– Adan (variation of Adam in English)

– Joaquin

– Matias

– Gael

– Elias

– Marcos

– Emiliano

– Augustin

Post # 15
2499 posts
Buzzing bee

@2beeornot2bee:  I’m not sure how the names should pair with each other, but these are the names I like with your last name:

• Diego

• Javier

• Mateo

• Ramon

Actually, I think any of the first three would make a good first name, and Ramon would make a great middle name.

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