I keep seeing the surname "Cdebaca" in local news, etc. I understand this is short for cabeza de baca (cow head), but how would it be pronounced—as the full, expanded name, or an abbreviation (e.g., the Irish name O'Rourke) such as "saydebaca"?

I have yet to meet someone with that name so I don't know.


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Colorado politician Candi CdeBaca pronounces it as /sedeˈbaka/ (i.e. as though it were spelled Cedebaca or Cedevaca).

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