In many Latin American countries, traditional names like Jose or Isabel remain popular, but in Cuba anything goes. Parents just love to experiment.
As a journalist in Cuba, posing certain questions can be tricky, but I never thought asking a person's name would be one of them. My problem is, I hardly ever understand the response. And it is not just because I am English. My Cuban colleagues are often just as baffled.
It turns out it is rare to encounter a simple Maria or a Miguel these days - instead, parents choosing a baby's name like to let their imagination run wild.
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