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Naming your kid Pretty in Spanish sounds very corny and odd. I did meet a girl that had a nickname Bonita and she was rude, but in a funny way. Also, It’s weird when people name their children, or anything, regular words, just in a different language. It can work sometimes, but other names it just sounds weird, especially if you know what the word really means, like Despacito.
PickleJuice  8/18/2019
I don't see why Bonita is so underused. And why the ratings for it are so dang low.
wh0sbad  7/18/2019
I can only think of the Bonita fish when I hear this word, so I can never consider this name for a human child. Plus it sounds Spanish whether or not it is actually used as a person's name in countries where they speak Spanish. Since we are not Spanish we would not consider this name anymore than we would consider a German name like Greta or Hilda as we are not German either.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2018
It is linguistically related to BONNIE (which means "pretty" in Scottish). [noted -ed]
Sabertooth  6/1/2017
This name is beautiful, with the nickname Bonnie. It is true that this Spanish word is not actually used as a name in Spanish speaking countries, in general. However, that doesn't make it a less attractive name, in English speaking countries, where it is an uncommon, but fairly well-known name. I have a much-loved character named Bonita, in my WIP (novel).
Paula Puddephatt  5/22/2017
Bonita Norris from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, was the youngest British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 22 from May 2010 until May 2012, when her record was broken by Leanna Shuttleworth, aged 19.
cutenose  2/23/2017
The name Bonita is very beautiful. People say that it's amusing because it means "pretty" in Spanish, but names like Linda, Bella and Belle also have straight meanings as beautiful and pretty in Italian and French but nobody laughs at it and everyone got used to hearing those names. So I think Bonita is just a great, cool, unique and pretty name.
kyoko_watanabe  2/9/2017
Sounds kind of ghetto.
TyrannosaurusRegina  11/11/2015
Lol, this is my name and yah, almost all the comments on this name are right. It is not a common name with Spanish speaking people. Infact, I have never heard of any Latin person with this name. Mostly just 'old white ladies\". And they pronounce it "bu-nee-da". Spanish people seem to find it comical that my name is Bonita and some have even refused to call me by my name because it makes them feel odd. The other common misconception behind the meaning of the name is that it means "beautiful" in spanish. This is not the case. The would Bonita means "pretty" in spanish. But it does not mean beautiful. :( not a huge difference I guess, but it is good to know.
bcazares  9/3/2013
This name is dumb. Nobody in Spanish-speaking countries is named this.
Chrila96  10/23/2010
I am Spanish and NOBODY bears this name in ANY Spanish-speaking country. It is used as a noun meaning "beautiful" and it usually refers to objects, not to people -except maybe in some South American countries.
x__isa  12/18/2008
Ew. This name sounds tacky and rude to me.
Sophannagh  8/20/2008
As far as I know, this is not used as a name in Spanish-speaking countries.
bananarama  8/6/2008
The name is corny and tacky, a person named Bonita would have credibility problems, Spanish-speakers would find her name amusing, and it reminds me of that annoying song by Madonna from the 80s, La Isla Bonita.
slight night shiver  5/17/2008
In Spanish it is generally pronounced BO-NEE-TA.
CharlieRob  7/22/2007
This is Bonnie Langford's first name.
Luangi  4/9/2007
This name was borne by American actress Bonita Granville.
alberto  9/8/2005
Bonita is commonly used in Spanish-speaking countries.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2005

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