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What's in a Name? Picking a Strong Spanish Name for Our Son

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Screen Shot 2013-09-28 at 1.44.58 PMI was never one to be baby obsessed (I mean, I knew I definitely wanted kids), but one thing I knew even before I got married was that if I had a boy, I would name him Sebastian. I’m obsessed with that name. So when the hubby and I started trying to get pregnant back in April, we were so excited to find out we were having a boy … I immediately thought SEBASTIAN! We’ll name him Sebastian!

My husband, of course, was not too sold on the name. He said it reminded him of the crab from The Little Mermaid. I, on the other, pictured someone very debonair. A perfect gentleman who would grow up to speak 4 languages and travel the world. It just had a nice ring to it, in my opinion.  My husband comes from a generation of men with strong Spanish names. His name is Fernando Andres, his dad is Fernando, and his grandfather is named Fernando. So naturally, he wanted our son to have a strong Spanish name. It really meant a lot to him to have our son carry on his name. Instead of Fernando though, he suggested we name our son his middle name — Andres.

Andres, which comes from Spanish origins, means strong, manly, and brave. After several talks, we finally agreed on Andres Sebastian. Even though I loved the name Sebastian as his first name, I could see how my husband’s eyes would light up when he thought of the name Andres. I also liked the fact that it embraced our Latin culture.

After our son was born, I really couldn’t think of a name that would suit him better than Andres. You can already tell he has a strong little personality.
Do you have any baby names in mind? What’s your favorite? Was it hard agreeing on a name? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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