977. Curaçao Baby Names (Part 1)

In Curaçao, we tend to mash-up mom and dad’s name (sometimes grandmother and grandfather too) resulting in truly unique concoctions, often very difficult to pronounce and therefore reduced to “Juni” and “Dèka”, “Zusje” (little sister in Dutch) and “Broertje” (little brother in Dutch), or simply Mientje (pron: Meencheh), Liesje (pron: Leesheh), Suzy or Bob.

Anyway, here’s our list for today. All real people, for real.

Shazindeska

Juvenile

Sharundèngè

Ricobear

Shushkenfrenske

Roemiofarah

Kemblawetti

Godguidemely

Signaira

Arivienne

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I'm Carolina Gomes-Casseres, the creator of 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao. I live in and love Manhattan, but sometimes miss my first Awesome island...

9 comments

  1. Tamara Gonzalez

    My all time favorite: “Shakundella”

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  3. ElaineMicheline

    Godguidemely? Den serio? Wow…

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  6. berryniina

    My name is Rushanette

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  9. jemima

    my name is Jemima ( Sheh-mee-mah)

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