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I've said it before and I will say it many times more: Choosing a baby's name is an awesome responsibility and not one to be taken lightly.  I suggest that you figure out what is important to you, take your time and go with your gut. For example, I know that for many Latinos choosing a bilingual baby name is HUGELY important. The task is daunting, but fortunately there are lots of great options.

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Many will tell you a name is not truly bilingual if the pronunciation varies from English to Spanish or vice versa. I disagree. To me a bilingual name is bilingual if it works and sounds good in both languages. Why? Well, to begin with there are very few names that are going to sound exactly the same way in both languages and also having grown up as a bicultural child, I know firsthand the beauty of hearing your name pronounced in two languages.

Click through this gallery of great bilingual names for both boys and girls and go ahead and say them out loud in Spanish and English so you get a sense of how well they work in ambos languages.

 

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