14 Jan, 2020 @ 12:01
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NO WAY JOSE: Most popular baby names ‘José’ and ‘Josefa’ replaced by what two newcomers on Spain’s Costa Blanca?

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JOSE and Josefa continue to be the most common names for men and women in the Marina Alta region of Spain’s Costa Blanca.

But changing times and a changing society has seen these two names knocked off the list of most popular baby names in 2019.

Instead, residents have most chosen to call boys ‘Marc’ and girls ‘Martina’, according to the Observatori Marina Alta.

The change in tastes has also been recorded across Spain.

Though Antonio and Maria del Carmen are the most common given names for men and women, the most popular baby names are ‘Hugo’ and ‘Lucía’, according to most recent figures.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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