(Closed) Santana… REALLY?? Who names their child that??

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@Quinlan:  I despise Glee, but when I hear “Santana,” I think:

Hopefully, the baby is a fierce little girl!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Well I wouldnt equate it with naming a baby Nickelback since Santana is a very common surname, but it sure is weird.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve known plenty of Santana’s (and one being female). Both English-speaking and non-English speaking. It was a name a long time before it was a band.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Not real life but Peaches Geldoff has just name her SON Pheadra! Why would you name a BOY after a WOMAN who from Greek mythology who (wrongly) accused her step son of raping her and then killing herself after making the accusation because he didn’t fancy her back and thereby getting his father to bring a curse on him which ended up killing him!

Bad enough it is a girls name, but with such a history as well.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was actually SERIOUSLY considering naming our daughter Santana should we choose to have kids. I love Glee and unusual names so I don’t find it weird at all. I have an unusual “ethnic” name so it’s always bothered me when people make fun of unusual names. We can’t all be ” Kathy”. :-/

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I actually did not think Santana was that obscure of a name. But, a name that really bothers me is Blue Ivy. Really? Why Blue? Why not grey or purple? If it is now the new norm to name your child some color followed by a word then I am naming my child Red Velvet. You know….like the cake 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Um, I have known a few Santanas growing up. I am latina, and it is definately not a common name like Maria. It is a surname, but just like we use surnames to name children here in the states, it happens in spanish speaking countries as well.

 

I don’t see anything wrong with the name. It isn’t my favorite, but neither is Maria. 😛

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I was just having a conversation about odd girl names. Included were: Griffin, Lionel & Colin. I don’t get it. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I live in Australia and I have known two girls with that name? 

I think it is pretty common. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@mamadingdong:  Um…do these girls actually exist? I’m not sure how to feel about this.

@VegasSukie:  Yeah, people are a tad too quick to put down “ethnic” names when the topics of weird names come up. I would much sooner point to Apple (wtf?) or Pilot Inspektor as a weird name. I’ll keep my French, Nigerian and Greek names, thank you very much. 😀

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