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Woman finds list of ‘exotic’ names ‘from Ireland, France and Spain’

What NOT to call your baby! Viral list of ‘cool and exotic’ girl names (that are very inaccurate) include ‘Burnadette’ and Candi

  • The list claims to detail ‘exotic’ baby names from Ireland, Italy, France and Spain
  • They include ‘Burnadette’, ‘Bette’ and ‘Kiera’, while ‘Francesca’ also made the cut
  • Those on Reddit were quick to point out mistakes in the origin – and translation 
  • Read more: These 23 baby names are predicted to be ‘rising stars’ in 2023 

A woman was left baffled by a list of ‘exotic’ names she found on social media – and some of them have extremely inaccurate translations.

The list, first found on Pinterest but shared on Reddit, claims to detail a number of girls names from Ireland, France, Italy and Spain. 

But those who spotted the list were quick to point out a number of mistakes, not only in the alleged origin but also in translation.

The Irish list includes the names ‘Kiera’ and ‘Adara’ – the first of which is the Anglicised version of the name Ciara, and the second of which is of Hebrew origin, plus there is no letter K in the Irish language. 

The list, first found on Pinterest but shared on Reddit, claims to detail a number of girls names from Ireland, France, Italy and Spain

Things get slightly more interesting on the French list, which includes the name ‘Burnadette’. 

It can be assumed this is a misspelling of the French name ‘Bernadette’ – but readers pointed out that the word ‘burn’ translates to something rather unfortunate in French.

The French list also includes the name ‘Bijou’ – translating to jewel – and ‘Bette’, which again has Hebrew origins rather than French.

Spanish recommended names include ‘Candi’ and ‘Coco’, while the Italian list seems more reasonable, though it might be unusual to describe several of them as ‘exotic’.

Those in the comments were equally as confused by the 'exotic' names list

Those in the comments were equally as confused by the ‘exotic’ names list

Posting the list online, Reddit user Scarlet_Skye said: ‘I found this on Pinterest and I’ve never seen such an inaccurate list of names before.’

Those in the comments were equally as confused by the list.

One person, from France, rattled through the names – saying ‘Bette’ is pronounced the same way as the French word for ‘dumb’.

They added: ‘Once again, great way to get your child bullied.’ 

Another person joked: ‘First time I’ve ever seen Ireland described as “exotic”.’

While a third said: ‘Burnadette is really something. It’s not French… but it’s something.’

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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