778. Curaçao Baby Names (Part 3)

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.









Twins: Sandylu and Lusandy

And our favorite twin boys: Chris and NoChris

[We just wonder… What if their mother tells Chris, “No! No Chris, you’re not allowed to go to the beach!” Confusing, noh?!]

More awesome names here —

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

About 1000awesomethingsaboutcuracao

I'm Carolina Gomes-Casseres, the creator of 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao. I live in Manhattan but sometimes miss my first awesome island. Thanks for visiting!


  1. I ‘ve just met your blog and I and found a lot of things….! The list of names is funny and poor twins!

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