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What is a good middle name for marisol?

Asked by Berna_123 (1points) August 30th, 2009

i need some help to find a good middle name for marisol

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Likeradar's avatar

What’s the last name?

tinyfaery's avatar

How are you pronouncing this? Marisol like parasol? Or Marisol like sol, as in the sun.

Jude's avatar


Sarcasm's avatar

@tinyfaery Aren’t those the same thing?

How about David? That’s a good enough middle name!

casheroo's avatar

@tinyfaery I had to look up pronunciation for it, I think it’s “mah ree sol” as in the end of parasol.

Do you have any family names you might like to use?
I think Nicole goes nicely with it.

Jude's avatar

Marisol sounds French, which is why I think Marisol Louise sounds lovely.

Marisol Lynne is nice, as well.

AstroChuck's avatar

There’s already a middle name included. Marisol is a shortened form of Maria Soledad. That being said, how about Summer?

Judi's avatar

Origin: Hebrew, Meaning: Uncertain, maybe bitter
Origin: Spanish, Meaning: Maria of the Sun; lonely Maria
It’s hard to think of a middle name without knowing the last name. Can you at least tell us how many syllables and the first letter of the last name? We can maybe figure out the rhythm at least.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Silly me, I thought it was a household cleaning product.

rebbel's avatar

Can you give a little bit more info?
Is it a boy, a girl, a pet?
In case of a lastname, how many syllables?

noodle_poodle's avatar

willow….its a cool name never met anyone called willow before

noodle_poodle's avatar

or just le…it’d make em sound badass like if your last name was smith he/she would be marison le smith…i no it means “the” but that just makes it cooler

Judi's avatar

How about Delko?

tinyfaery's avatar

To me, it should be Marisol, the sol being the Spanish word for sun. If this person is of a Spanish speaking background it’s probably not like parasol.

Sarcasm's avatar

You know that Parasol is a Spanish word literally meaning “To stop” (Parar) “the sun” (Sol). Don’t you?

alive's avatar




i like the “a” ending in these names because i think it sounds good with the -ol ending in marisol.

Jeruba's avatar

Marisol is a beautiful name with a beautiful meaning, sea and sun. But I must ask: is your family Spanish-speaking? And is the child going to be American-born and grow up in the U.S.?

If so, and especially if you are giving her a Spanish name that is going to be mispronounced by most Americans, I would strongly suggest giving her a very American-sounding middle name. Baby name sites are easy to find. You can also go to the Social Security Administration’s list and choose among the popular or less popular names of last year and many years earlier.

(Side note: nearly every name in the top 10 names for last year is a very, very old-fashioned name that has a long history in the U.S. (and most of them in England as well) and has come back in popularity. The only exception there is Madison as a first name for a girl. Elizabeth has been in the top 20 for 50 years, but some of them weren’t even in the top 1000 a few years ago.)

You can find many choices of typical American names (note, not necessarily trendy, hot names of young entertainment stars) that will harmonize with a Spanish name. Just be sure to choose something that is familiar to Americans and easy to pronounce both for English speakers and for Spanish speakers. And use the standard spelling.

JLeslie's avatar

Irene, Giovanna, Flor, Julietta, Rose, Cristina, Louisa, Diane, Nicolina…everyone is right we need to know if the child will be in a Spanish speaking country and at least the firstletter of the last name and how many syllables in the last name. Typically in America you would have a one syllable maybe two middle name after a three syllable first name, but in Spanish very few names are one syllable.

Someone said Elena, I like that a lot. But if the last name starts with an N the initials will be MEN, you have to think of the initials also.

alive's avatar

@JLeslie “MEN” haha, nice

@Jeruba has a point. but i would rather give my kid a beautiful name even if many people would mispronounce it.

(if i were to guess based on the fact that this person wants a middle name, this is not in a spanish speaking country because they don’t use middle names. they get both their mother and father’s last names… if you wanna check it out in more detail look here)

JLeslie's avatar

@alive My husband is Mexican, born in Mexico, and does not have a middle name. his brother does have two first names Pablo Ramon, but never liked the Ramon so he doesn’t use it. His mother is Ana Rosa, but goes by Rosa. My Girlfriend is Maria Elena and she uses both, similar to how we might use Mary Jo in the American south. My nephew was born in America and his father is Italian, so his Mexican mother (my husband’s sister—confused yet?) thought best to give him an Italian first name to go with his last name. The thing is the child’s Mexican grandparents cannot pronounce the name well. It is not a matter of someone getting it wrong the first time, I mean they have trouble making one of the sounds in the name, and always will.

alive's avatar

@JLeslie i have a name that is (apparently) impossible to pronounce (even after namy years of knowing me), but i love my name. it is original and interesting. it is just my personal preference to not worry about other people who can’t get it right, cuz i really like my name, and would not want a “plain jane” type of name, just for the sake of other people getting it right. (also i find it endearing that the grandparents can’t pronounce it. it is kind of like a cute cultural misunderstanding)

JLeslie's avatar

@alive I agree that there is something endearing about how the grandparents pronounce their grandsons name. I love his name, but he and his mother get frustrated when teachers and others say it incorrectly the first time out, and worse if they continue to mispronounce it after a few tries. I think they should be more patient, AND help people pronounce it correctly. If they are going to live in America and use a rare Italian name, they should help people say it corrrectly and not get their feathers ruffled.- My real first name can be shortened or made into a nickname 2 different ways, and spelled 4 different ways. I don’t care what people call me or how they spell it.

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