608. Curaçao Baby Names (Part 6)

In Curaçao we tend to mash-up Dutch, Papiamentu, Spanish and English… as well as 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.

Alondra

Rychacviana

Vagenaria

Rouxienne

Ruthsoila

Rudengelo

Sharelysong

Richerdino

Doefeleine

Norjeanely

Shukivieska

A’ishaha

Leamyerlies

Check out part 1part 2part 3part 4 and part 5 for more awesome names!

About 1000awesomethingsaboutcuracao

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...

4 comments

  1. vinod833

    Reblogged this on WIN YOUR ODDS and commented:
    THESE ARE AMAZING NAMES TO BE CHOSEN FOR THE BABIES

  2. Hubert Pop

    Boy also is a common used name on our island during ww2 the American soldiers used to call the youngsters on the streets Boy ,your name could be Roland ,Frank , Hubert anyway call them BOY part of our history
    hp

  3. I liked this post!
    One of my dreams would be living half of the year in Curaçao and the other months at home with my sons and friends…..
    It’s just a dream, of course…..

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