Last night my SO and I were idly discussing names, and can’t seem to arrive on many we both like. It will be a couple years before we have children, but it made me wonder if I am missing other name options that could mesh our styles.
We need names that work in Spanish, but they do not necessarily need to be etymologically hispanic. The key is that it is relatively pronounceable in Spanish, [name_f]English[/name_f], and ideally Portuguese (my family speaks both [name_f]English[/name_f] and Portuguese).
[name_f]My[/name_f] SO likes old fashioned, biblical names. I like shorter and a little more unusual names.
[name_f]My[/name_f] SO likes:
[name_m]Xavier[/name_m] (pronounced like [name_m]Javier[/name_m])
[name_u]Theo[/name_u]/Theodoro/[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] (pronounced tay-o but he insists on the H)
We both like:
[name_u]Elias[/name_u]/Elías (SO’s late grandfather’s name)
[name_m]Maceo[/name_m] (close friend’s son’s named this, couldn’t use)
[name_m]Mateo[/name_m] (but sooo popular)
What names can you think of that could be a compromise? Bonus points if they don’t start with M because both last names start with M, and are either longer or shorter than 3 syllables, because both last names are 3 syllables.