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250th post: Names and dolls

My name is Robert. I was named after my godfather, to honor him.
People in many countries do this, nothing new here.
But in Spain and Portugal, it is a bit extreme :you honor not only your godfather, but also other relatives, and saints. Which makes very long names. One of our favorite french actors, Jean Reno, was actually called Don Juan Moreno y Herrera Jiménez by his parents. He is a kind of Don Juan for sure!

Which brings me very nicely to this guy you all know of. I suppose his mum called him Pablito, little Paul. Well, get a drink, have a seat, because here is little Paul’s real name:
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso. 
 More commonly known as Pablo Picasso.
There are probably millions of books and websites you can dive in if you want to know more. But I guess you wont see this picture very often… Yes, you can have your very own Picasso doll!!!


15 responses

  1. I wonder what Picasso would have said had he known there'd be a doll named after him? I remember reading about the Spanish family names and how when a lady marries, she never loses her maiden name.
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    January 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

  2. Sarah, I'll be more than happy to find some info for you! What infos are you looking for exactly?


    January 15, 2010 at 1:36 pm

  3. haha,if Picasso could see his look alike now. ^0^
    very cute, how much would this cost?


    January 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm

  4. Wouldn't mind having him as my toy! He's a genius.


    January 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

  5. In Denmark it's no longer customary to give children their grandparents' first names. In return, the surnames of both parents, and divorce and subsequent re-marriage is often enough to add a name or two, why the children in their own adulthood, already have 4-5 surnames 😉


    January 15, 2010 at 11:07 am

  6. Hi,
    It's my first visit from here. I am CDP blogger who will start her second blog by the next month.I live in Mashhad, Iran.
    As well as I am architect, I wrote an article for a conference in Spain that will be held on April 2010. Last night they contacted me and said my paper is accepted! The conference Eco-Architecture 2010 will be in La Coruña. This is just GREAT for me to visit Spain! I tried to find some information about the city but I knew that there is no CDP blog from La Coruña.

    If you can give me help just make a feed back on my CDP blog.




    January 15, 2010 at 10:42 am

  7. One might have quite a time finding his name in the phone book. WOW!


    January 15, 2010 at 6:15 am

  8. Over here most children receive the name of their grandfathers/mothers, that's why there are so many people around with the same name.
    As rare as Robert is probably here in Greece, are the entries of your site – much able to remain in ones mind and worth to see again.
    Please have you all a wonderful Friday.


    January 15, 2010 at 12:56 am

  9. JM

    Very clever presentation! Congratulations on the 250th post, Rob!


    January 14, 2010 at 10:50 pm

  10. The barber that cut Picasso's hair, cut «Louis'» as well. He gave us both the extended forehead look….

    Re your question pas de niege?: Alors! Pas de niege! If we want snow, we drive to Lake Tahoe! 😉


    January 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm

  11. How cute! I like his sandals.


    January 14, 2010 at 5:51 pm

  12. Dear Rob,
    I loved so much the way you introduced Picasso in this post!
    Thanks so much, it's wonderful!And Congrats for your 250th post.Your blog is really cool my friend!
    Léia 🙂


    January 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm

  13. Congratulations on your 250th post. Here's hoping your blog has something resembling Picasso's longevity.


    January 14, 2010 at 1:04 pm

  14. that´s very interesting, thanks for the explanation. Once I saw Picasso´s entire name and I found that absurd, now I understand 🙂


    January 14, 2010 at 11:43 am

  15. Luckily his name was summarised to facilitate easy rememberance. I can imagine what a nightmare it will be when filling up computerised forms. The header here is very beautiful. Congratulations on your 250th post! May you have many many more!


    January 14, 2010 at 11:26 am