people keep asking me what im going to name the baby and i tell them im thinking daphne right now but im not sure, we have until feb. to decide. and they make this face (these arent family members by the way, just mostly strangers or people i encounter at work) and say but why dont you name her paola or lucero or a spanish name?
my heritage is half irish (moms side) and half hawaiian/filipino(dads side), but im sure theyre assuming im hispanic. my husband is mexican american. i had planned to give the baby a universal or american sounding first name so that everybody would be able to pronounce it including me, i dont feel right yelling out a spanish name, it doesnt feel natural because i dont speak spanish. and i dont see my mom saying lucero althought its a beautiful name.
for the mn i wanted a hawaiian name its a tradition on my side of the family. and the last name is rodriguez, so that takes care of the mexican heritage right? but then they ask me whats the baby’s last name, i say rodriguez and they say daphne doesnt match! afterall my own mom gave me an american first name, hawaiian mn, and filipino last name…so i never thought about “matching”.
do you think my baby will have issues later in life for having a non-spanish first name?