Living in Honduras or Guatemala as a foreigner is sometimes hard, mostly fun and never boring. This Blog is about more than just the oddities of my years in the not-so tranquil, cobble-stoned town of Copán Ruinas and, more recently, Antigua Guatemala. Hence Serendipity, the gift of finding without seeking…

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What's in a name... Part III


Below some names I’ve come across that are a little strange although some of them quite traditional. Not that people here are ever called by their real name anyway: Hondurans are masters in coming up with nicknames. Nicknames based on people’s physical appearances are quite normal and not offensive at all. Not even if you’re called Negrita (“Blackie”) or Gordito (“Fatso”).  And then there are, of course, the very common abbreviations of names such as Tito, Chito, Pepe, Chepe, Lita, Chus, Chave, Maruca and Pancho. The list is endless.

Agapito
Amparo
Anacleto
Anastasia
Aniseto
Arcadio
Aurelio
Bertolo
Boanerges
Cándido
Crecencio
Domitila
Emorgelia
Fermelicia
Ignacio
Ineldo
Irineo
Lastenia
Lauriana
Liduvina
Magdalena
Mardoqueo
Neptalí
Nicanor
Olegario
Ostaquia
Pascasio
Policarpo
Supertino
Tranquilino
Venidla
Vitalino

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