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Old 07-11-2021, 02:08 PM
 
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Hey everyone. I've been genuinely curious about this for awhile, but feel awkward asking Hispanic people in person. I hope this isn't offensive. If so, feel free to delete.

Anyway, why do Hispanic people name their daughters Patricia and Yuri? I notice when other cultures do so, they would have named a boy Patric or Yuri. I don't see Hispanic men named that.
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Old 07-12-2021, 01:01 AM
 
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In the 80s ormso, it became very common for Hispanis familres to name their children after famous people's surnames. Nelson and Wilson were very popular, not just names if socialist heroes like Patrice Lumumba or Yuri. Gagarin.

there is a lot more duplication in Spanish surnames, with nearly everyone bearing one of the 30 most common surnames, so they looked for more variation to distinguish by first name.

Spanish is fully phonetic, with no double letters allowed, so a name has to be pronounced exactly as it is spelled. You can't create a unique name just by spelling it Khshauntreeyah.
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Old 07-12-2021, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Hudson County, New Jersey
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Lol my spanish side has nmes like Patricia, Augusta, Agusto, Reina and Teresa.

Multiple people too
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Old 07-12-2021, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I know several patricias. Even dated one...Never met any Hispanics with the named Yuri.
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Old 07-12-2021, 03:49 PM
 
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Thanks for explaining. Most of the girls I know named Yuri were Columbian.
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Old 07-12-2021, 09:27 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Thanks for explaining. Most of the girls I know named Yuri were Columbian.
That's interesting. I wonder why people in the capital of South Carolina name their daughters Yuri.
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