Does anyone know ...

mjlover1977

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where the name Belen Echandia comes from? What it means? Ive looked on the website but couldnt see anything.

Also - do you pronounce it Belen like Helen and Echandia like Etch-andia?? :shame:
 

dsrk

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Oct 15, 2007
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where the name Belen Echandia comes from? What it means? Ive looked on the website but couldnt see anything.

Also - do you pronounce it Belen like Helen and Echandia like Etch-andia?? :shame:
Here's an interview with Jackie you may find helpful.

From what I understand, it is (phonetically) pronounced:
Bel * n Esh * ahn * dee* uh ~ accent on the second syllable of Echandia
 

dsrk

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I've read the first part of the interview, and if it's a Spanish girl's name, then it would be pronounced E chahn dia, si?
runner22, yes, I believe you are right! Sheesh, my parents spoke Spanish amongst the several languages they spoke, and I took years of it in high school...and, add to this that hubby is a linguist and speaks a number of languages both dead and alive, and I can only speak American English.

I wonder what this name means ~ anyone have any ideas?

So, Bel * n Eh * shawn * dee * uh
 

runner22

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runner22, yes, I believe you are right! Sheesh, my parents spoke Spanish amongst the several languages they spoke, and I took years of it in high school...and, add to this that hubby is a linguist and speaks a number of languages both dead and alive, and I can only speak American English.

I wonder what this name means ~ anyone have any ideas?

So, Bel * n Eh * shawn * dee * uh
LOL ok so I'm a dork and a Spanish major so I decided to investigate.

Belen=Bethlehem, also a girl's name. Bethlehem means "house of bread".
I haven't found a meaning for Echandia yet!