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My ex boyfriend is Cuban, and whenever we talked about having kids, I always wanted to name a little girl Havana (Havana is the capital of Cuba - I'm so lame). My ex's last name is Castro (no relation), so Havana Castro was like the epitome of a Cuban name.
I was oddly reminded of this name today, and wondering what you ladies thing. The Spanish pronunciation is hah-VAHN-ah or hah-BAHN-ah, but the American tongue would say Huh-VAHN-uh at best, and Huh-VAN-uh at worst. Neither would bother me enough to not use it.
Would it be weird to use this on a kid now? My ex never agreed to it (he thought it was completely lame). So it's not like we were planning to name our kid that.
I think it would be a little odd and I don't have anything against place name. It's just that I associate Havana with it's most famous products, cigars and rum. Those things make it difficult for me to picture a girl with the name.