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Timorese names

Names in Timor are pretty interesting. You do get some ones commonly used in Australia, like Carla (neighbour/landlord), Racquel (niece of Carla and cutest child ever) and Lee (Carla’s husband).

Then there are Portuguese influenced ones, like Brigida, Alfredo (I swear every second public servant is called Alfredo), Francisco (our housemate Kitu is actually a Francisco – no idea how you get Kitu out of that, but he does have five names), and Alfonso.

And then there are just the completely out-there ones. There are kids on our street called Gaspar and Octavio and of course I’ve already mentioned Elfrina from my work.

Posted by timortimes 20:48

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