Most Spanish names are quite similar to the equivalent in English, such as: Juan → John Pedro → Peter Maria → Mary But what's up with this one? Santiago → James What's the connection? How do ...
In English these names are used as a substitute for the average guy. Or as a specimen when filling out a passport form. What names/expressions are used in Spanish for this purpose?
In Spanish, the diminutive form of names can be used to affectionately refer to someone. Are there any rules for how to derive the diminutive form of names (of people, not places), or is it different ...