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August 14th, 2009, 12:09 PM
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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.
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August 14th, 2009, 01:00 PM
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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.

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August 14th, 2009, 01:43 PM
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I personally wouldn't do it, just because of that connection, but I guess that would vary person to person.

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August 14th, 2009, 01:52 PM
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I quite like Havana!

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August 16th, 2009, 12:44 PM
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I like it, but I keep wanting to say savannah when I see it lol

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August 16th, 2009, 02:15 PM
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It's cute, but I wouldn't use it.
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August 20th, 2009, 12:39 AM
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I like it, but only pronounced as Huh-VAN-uh
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August 20th, 2009, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by irishxrose View Post
It's cute, but I wouldn't use it.
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August 20th, 2009, 01:48 PM
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my friend has a niece with that name and i have never liked it.i love savannah though
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