What’s in a name? Costa Blanca news


JOSE, Josefa and their variations are still the most-often found names in the Costa Blanca’s Marina Alta area.
But this holds good only for older generations and the picture is beginning to change for new-borns. According to the latest figures released by the Observatori Marina Altastatistics office, the most popular names for children born in its 33 towns and villages during 2019 were Martina for a girl and Marc for a boy.

The local custom of calling a child after its parents or grandparents is dying out, and names are more influenced by the media, celebrities, fashion and personal taste, sociologists explained.

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The Marina Alta tendency is not repeated nationwide, where Lucia and Hugo are the most-chosen names for new arrivals in Spain while Maria, Carmen and Antonio continue to be the most commonplace.



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