7 Jun, 2015 @ 10:45
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Endangered Spanish names dying out

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Baby  feetBELIEVE it or not but not every Spaniard is called Juan, Paco or Maria.

There are in fact a multitude of weird and wonderful names.

Inevitably some are more fashionable than others but tragically some are dying out altogether.

In May the last of the Urracas (meaning Magpie) died.

The most popular girls’ name in Spain during the Middle Ages, Urraca has plummeted in popularity over the past 200 years.

Other names walking the tightrope are Canuta, Prepedigna and Afrodisia – all long standing traditional Spanish names, there are now less than 10 people alive who share the endangered names and all are over the age of 80.

Rob Horgan

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