Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bi-cultural Names: Portuguese/English (girls)

I think this is definitely in the running for the longest 'Bi-cultural Names' post yet!

Same spelling, but (usually) with small pronunciation difference:
  • Adelaide--English, AD-el-ayd; Portuguese, ad-el-EYE-deh, ad-el-EYE-dee
  • Adriana--English, ay-dree-AN-ah, ay-dree-AH-nah; Portuguese, ad-ree-AH-nah
  • Alberta--English, al-BUR-tah; Portuguese, al-BEHR-tah
  • Alexandra--English, al-eks-AN-drah; Portuguese, al-eh-SHAHN-drah
  • Alice--English, AL-is; Portuguese, al-EE-see
  • Angela--English, AN-jel-ah; Ângela--Portuguese, AHN-zheh-lah
  • Angelica--English, an-JEL-ik-ah; Angélica--Portuguese, an-ZHEL-ee-kah
  • Anita--English & Portuguese, an-EE-tah
  • Antonia--English, an-TOH-nee-ah; Antónia--Portuguese, an-TAHN-yah
  • Augusta--English, aw-GUS-tah; Portuguese, ow-GOOS-tah
  • Aurora--English, aw-ROR-ah; Portuguese, ow-ROH-rah
  • Barbara--English, BAR-bar-ah, BAR-brah; Bárbara--Portuguese, BAR-bar-ah
  • Calista--English, kah-LIS-tah; Portuguese, kah-LEESH-tah, kah-LEES-tah
  • Carina--English & Portuguese, kah-REE-nah
  • Carla--English & Portuguese, KAR-lah
  • Cassandra--English, kas-SAN-drah; Portuguese, kas-SAHN-drah
  • Cecilia--English, seh-SEEL-yah; Cecília--Portuguese, seh-SEEL-yah
  • Celia--English, SEEL-yah; Célia--Portuguese, SAYL-yah
  • Clara--English, KLEHR-ah, KLAR-ah; Portuguese, KLAR-ah
  • Clarissa--English, klah-RIS-sah; Portuguese, klah-REES-sah
  • Claudia--English, KLAW-dee-ah; Cláudia--Portuguese, KLOWD-yah, KLOWJ-yah
  • Delia--English, DEE-lee-ah; Délia--Portuguese, DAYL-yah
  • Diana--English, dye-AN-ah; Portuguese, dee-AHN-ah, jee-AHN-ah
  • Eliana--English & Portuguese, el-ee-AH-nah
  • Elisa--English, eh-LEE-sah; Portuguese, eh-LEE-zah
  • Eliza--English, ee-LYE-zah; Portuguese, eh-LEE-zah
  • Erica--English, EHR-ik-ah; Érica--Portuguese, AY-ree-kah
  • Esmeralda--English, ez-mer-AHL-dah; Portuguese, ezh-meh-RAHL-dah, es-meh-RAHL-dah\
  • Eugenia--English, yoo-JEEN-ee-ah; Eugênia--Portuguese, eh-oo-ZHEN-yah
  • Eva--English, EE-vah, AY-vah, EV-ah; Portuguese, EV-ah
  • Felicia--English, feh-LEE-shah; Felícia--Portuguese, fel-LEE-see-ah
  • Gloria--English, GLOR-ee-ah; Glória--Portuguese, GLOH-ree-ah
  • Helena--English, hel-EE-nah, HEL-en-ah, hel-AY-nah; Portuguese, el-EH-nah
  • Ida--English, EYE-dah; Portuguese, EE-dah
  • Irene--English, eye-REEN, eye-REE-nee; Portuguese, ee-REN-eh, ee-REN-ee
  • Iris--English, EYE-ris; Íris--Portuguese, EE-rees
  • Isabel--English, IZ-ah-bel; Portuguese, ee-zah-BEL
  • Jessica--English, JES-ik-ah; Jéssica--ZHES-ee-kah
  • Jordana--English, jor-DAH-nah; Portuguese, zhor-DAH-nah
  • Julia--English, JOO-lee-ah; Júlia--Portuguese, ZHOOL-yah
  • Juliana--English, joo-lee-AH-nah; Portuguese, zhoo-lee-AH-nah
  • Lara--English, LEHR-ah, LAR-ah; Portuguese, LAH-rah
  • Larissa--English, lah-RIS-sah, Portuguese, lar-EES-sah
  • Laura--English, LOR-ah, LAW-rah; Portuguese, LOW-rah ['ow' like "cow"]
  • Lena--English, LEE-nah; Portuguese, LEH-nah
  • Liana--English & Portuguese, lee-AH-nah
  • Livia--English, LIV-ee-ah; Lívia--Portuguese, LEEV-yah
  • Lucia--English, LOO-shah, loo-SEE-ah; Lúcia--Portuguese, LOOS-yah
  • Marcia--English, MAR-shah; Márcia--Portuguese, MAHR-see-ah
  • Marina--English & Portuguese, mah-REE-nah
  • Monica--English, MAHN-ik-ah; Mônica--Portuguese, MOHN-ee-kah
  • Octavia--English, ok-TAY-vee-ah; Octávia--Portuguese, ohk-TAHV-yah
  • Olivia--English, oh-LIV-ee-ah, ah-LIV-ee-ah; Olívia--Portuguese, oh-LEEV-yah
  • Patricia--English, pah-TRISH-ah; Patrícia--Portuguese, pat-REES-yah
  • Paula--English, PAWL-ah; Portuguese, POW-lah
  • Raquel--English & Portuguese, rah-KEL
  • Regina--English, rej-EE-nah; Portuguese, reh-ZHEEN-ah
  • Rita--English & Portuguese, REE-tah
  • Sandra--English, SAN-drah; Portuguese, SAHN-drah
  • Sonia--English, SOHN-yah, SAHN-yah; Sônia--Portuguese, SOHN-yah
  • Tatiana--English, tah-tee-AH-nah, tat-ee-AN-ah; Portuguese, tat-YAH-nah, tah-chee-AH-nah
  • Teresa--English, teh-REE-sah, Portuguese, teh-REH-zah
  • Ursula--English, UR-sul-ah; Úrsula--Portuguese, OOR-soo-lah
  • Vanessa--English & Portuguese, vah-NES-sah
  • Vera--English, VEER-ah, VEHR-ah; Portuguese, VEH-rah
  • Veronica--English, veh-RAHN-ik-ah; Verônica--Portuguese, veh-ROH-nee-kah
  • Virginia--English, vur-JIN-yah; Virgínia--Portuguese, veer-ZHEEN-yah

One/two-letter difference:
  • Adeline--English, AD-eh-line, AD-eh-lin; Adelina--Portuguese, ad-eh-LEE-nah
  • Alina--English, ah-LEEN-ah; Aline--Portuguese, al-EE-neh, al-EE-nee
  • Amelia--English, ah-MEEL-yah; Amália--am-AHL-yah
  • Andrea--English, AN-dree-ah, an-DRAY-ah; Andreia--Portuguese, an-DRAY-ah
  • Anna--English, AN-nah; Ana--Portuguese, AH-nah
  • Beatrice--English, BEE-ah-tris; Beatriz--Portuguese, beh-ah-TREES
  • Camilla--English, kah-MIL-lah; Camila--Portuguese, kah-MEE-lah
  • Caroline--English, KEHR-ah-line, KEHR-ah-lin; Carolina--Portuguese, kah-roo [short 'oo', like in "foot"]-LEE-nah
  • Chloe--English, KLOH-ee; Cloé--Portuguese, kloh-AY
  • Christiana--English, kris-tee-AH-nah; Cristiana--Portuguese, krish-tee-AH-nah, kris-chee-AH-nah
  • Christina--English, kris-TEE-nah; Cristina--Portuguese, krish-TEEN-ah, kris-CHEEN-ah
  • Clementine--English, KLEM-en-tine; Clementina--Portuguese, klem-en-TEE-nah
  • Constance--English, KAHN-stants; Constança--Portuguese, kohn-STAHN-sah
  • Cynthia--English, SIN-thee-ah; Cíntia--Portuguese, SEEN-tee-ah, SEEN-chee-ah
  • Danielle--English, dan-YEL; Daniela--Portuguese, dan-YEL-ah
  • Deborah--English, DEB-or-ah, DEB-rah; Débora--Portuguese, DEB-or-ah
  • Edith--English, EE-dith; Edite--Portuguese, eh-DEET-eh, eh-JEE-chee
  • Eleanor--English, EL-en-or, EL-en-er; Leonor--Portuguese, leh-oo [short 'oo', like in "foot"]-NOHR
  • Elizabeth--English, eh-LIZ-ah-beth, ee-LIZ-ah-beth; Elisabete--Portuguese, eh-lee-zah-BEH-teh, eh-lee-zah-BEH-chee
  • Emily--English, EM-il-ee; Emília--Portuguese, eh-MEEL-yah
  • Emma--English, EM-mah; Ema--Portuguese, EH-mah
  • Estelle--English, es-TEL; Estela--Portuguese, esh-TEL-ah, es-TEL-ah
  • Esther--English, ES-ter; Ester--Portuguese, esh-TEHR, es-TEHR
  • Francesca--English, fran-CHES-kah; Francisca--Portuguese, fran-SEESH-kah, fran-SEES-kah
  • Gabrielle--English, gab-ree-EL; Gabriela--Portuguese, gab-ree-EL-ah
  • Gertrude--English, GUR-trood; Gertrudes--Portuguese, zhehr-TROO-des
  • Giselle--English, jiz-EL; Gisela--Portuguese, zhee-ZEL-ah
  • Grace--English, GRAYS; Graça--Portuguese, GRAH-sah
  • Isabella--English, iz-ah-BEL-lah; Isabela--Portuguese, ee-zah-BEL-ah
  • Jacqueline--English, JAK-wel-in; JAK-lin; Jaqueline--Portuguese, zhak-el-EE-nee
  • Joanna--English, joh-AN-nah; Joana--Portuguese, zhoo [short 'oo', like "foot"]-AH-nah
  • Judith--English, JOO-dith; Judite--Portuguese, zhoo-DEE-teh, zhoo-JEE-chee [short 'oo's, like "foot"]
  • Letitia--English, leh-TISH-ah, leh-TEESH-ah; Letícia--Portuguese, leh-TEES-yah, leh-CHEES-yah
  • Lillian--English, LIL-ee-an; Lílian--Portuguese, LEEL-yan
  • Lucy--English, LOO-see; Luzia--Portuguese, loo-ZEE-ah
  • Lydia--English, LID-ee-ah; Lídia--Portuguese, LEED-yah, LEEJ-yah
  • Marian--English, MEHR-ee-an; Mariana--Portuguese, mah-ree-AH-nah
  • Marissa--English, mah-RIS-sah; Marisa--Portuguese, mah-REE-sah
  • Martha--English, MAR-thah; Marta--Portuguese, MAHR-tah
  • Mary--English, MEHR-ee, MAR-ee; Maria--Portuguese, mah-REE-ah
  • Matilda--English, mah-TIL-dah; Matilde--Portuguese, mah-TEEL-deh, mah-CHEEL-jee
  • Maya--English, MYE-ah; Maia--Portuguese, MYE-ah
  • Michaela--English, mik-AY-lah; Micaela--Portuguese, mik-ah-EL-ah
  • Naomi--English, nay-OH-mee, nye-OH-mee; Noemi--Portuguese, no-EH-mee
  • Natalie--English, NAT-ah-lee; Natália--Portuguese, nat-AHL-yah
  • Natasha--English, nah-TAH-shah; Natacha--Portuguese, nat-AH-shah
  • Ophelia--English, oh-FEE-lee-ah; Ofélia--oo [short 'oo', like "foot"]-FAY-lee-ah
  • Pauline--English, paw-LEEN; Paulina--Portuguese, pow-LEE-nah
  • Philippa--English, FIL-ip-pah; Filipa--Portuguese, fil-EE-pah
  • Priscilla--English, pris-IL-lah; Priscila--Portuguese, pris-EEL-ah
  • Rebecca--English, reh-BEK-ah, ree-BEK-ah; Rebeca--Portuguese, reh-BEH-kah
  • Rosalie--English, ROHZ-ah-lee; Rosália--Portuguese, roo [short 'oo', like "foot"]-ZAHL-yah
  • Rose--English, ROHZ; Rosa--Portuguese, ROO [short 'oo', like "foot"]-zah
  • Ruth--English, ROOTH; Rute--Portuguese, ROO-teh, ROO-chee
  • Sarah--English, SEHR-ah; Sara--Portuguese, SAH-rah
  • Seraphina--English, sehr-ah-FEE-nah; Serafina--Portuguese, seh-rah-FEE-nah
  • Sophia--English, soh-FEE-ah; Sofia--Portuguese, soo [short 'oo', like "foot"]-FEE-ah
  • Susanna--English, soo-ZAN-nah; Susana--Portuguese, soo-ZAHN-ah
  • Sylvia--English, SIL-vee-ah; Sílvia--Portuguese, SEEL-vee-ah
  • Tanya--English, TAHN-yah; Tânia--Portuguese, TAN-yah
  • Theodora--English, thee-ah-DOR-ah; Teodora--Portuguese, teh-oo [short 'oo', like "foot"]-DOR-ah
  • Valerie--English, VAL-er-ee; Valéria--Portuguese, val-EHR-ee-ah
  • Victoria--English, vik-TOR-ee-ah; Vitória--Portuguese, vee-TAHR-yah
  • Yolanda--English, yoh-LAHN-dah; Iolanda--Portuguese, yoh-LAHN-dah

Larger difference, but still recognizable:
  • Agatha--English, AG-ah-thah; Águeda--Portuguese, AH-ged-ah
  • Agnes--English, AG-nez; Inês--Portuguese, ee-NESH, ee-NES
  • Bridget--English, BRIJ-et; Brígida--Portuguese, BREE-zhee-dah
  • Charlotte--English, SHAR-let; Carlota--Portuguese, kar-LAH-tah
  • Dorothy--English, DOR-ah-thee; Doroteia--Portuguese, doo-roo-TAY-ah [both 'oo' are the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Felicity--English, feh-LIS-it-ee; Felicidade--Portuguese, fel-ee-see-DAHD-eh, fel-ee-see-DAH-dee
  • Genevieve--English, JEN-eh-veev; Genoveva--Portuguese, zhen-oo [short 'oo', like "foot"]-VEV-ah
  • Josephine--English, JOH-sef-een; Josefina--Portuguese, zhoo [short 'oo', like "foot"]-zeh-FEE-nah
  • Katherine--English, KATH-er-in, KATH-rin; Catarina--Portuguese, kat-ah-REE-nah
  • Leah--English, LEE-ah; Lia--Portuguese, LEE-ah
  • Lorraine--English, lor-RAYN; Lorena--Portuguese, loo [short 'oo', like "foot"]-REH-nah
  • Louise--English, loo-EEZ; Luiza--Portuguese, loo-EEZ-ah 
  • Lucille--English, loo-SEEL; Lucília--Portuguese, loo-SEEL-yah
  • Madeline--English, MAD-eh-lin, MAD-eh-line; Madalena--Portuguese, mad-ah-LEH-nah
  • Margaret--English, MAR-gah-ret, MAR-gret; Margarida--Portuguese, mar-gah-REE-dah
  • Stephanie--English, STEF-an-ee; Estefânia--Portuguese, esh-tef-AN-yah, es-tef-AN-yah

(when two Portuguese pronunciations are listed, generally the first is Continental Portuguese and the second Brazilian)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spam-a-Lot, Round 2

I guess it's been over a year since I checked my spam folder last. Still wondering--how do spambots pick their names?

  • Adam
  • Allison
  • Ann-Claire
  • Bill
  • Brantley
  • Brian
  • Carol
  • Chelsea
  • Chris (at least 2)
  • Christopher
  • Colm
  • Conor
  • Cristina
  • Cynthia
  • Davina
  • Elizbeth
  • Ella
  • Faith
  • Graham
  • Grayson
  • Hannah
  • Heather
  • Jacob
  • Jakob
  • James
  • Jeff
  • Jenna
  • Jennifer (2)
  • John
  • Jon
  • Julia (2)
  • Keith
  • Kenton
  • Kevin
  • Lesli
  • Lexy
  • Mae
  • Maliha
  • Maria
  • Mark
  • Melissa (3)
  • Mia
  • Nancy
  • Ray
  • Sara (3)
  • Sarah (2)
  • Sierra
  • Stephanie
  • Teresa
  • Tim (2)
  • Valerie