Is the letter Y commonly used for baby name practices within the hispanic community?

Do names which typically start with J , get replaced with Y ?

i e . Yessica , Ynnifer , Ysabel ?

Do you personally find the letter Y , to be more fun , unique and interesting of a first initial as opposed to J ?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    No, a Y in Spanish is pronounced like an E, in some accents like an English J and sometimes like an English Y like in Yo but it's not like an English Y it is specific to the vowels by it on how it would be pronounced.  You have "Ynnifer" as an example, that would be pronounced Eennifer. See what I am saying? Spanish isn't like English where you can just spell stuff however you like.  With that a lot of Spanish speakers like English speakers will spell names like how they are in other languages but just as in English you are always correcting people on how to pronounce your name.  

  • 1 month ago

    No, it isn't commonly used that way.

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