Cuba Eccentric Names

In this Feb. 19, 2014 photo, Yeisker Castillo poses for a photo holding up his identification card in Havana, Cuba. Castillo is part of Cubaís so-called Generation Y, the thousands upon thousands of islanders born during the Cold War whose parents turned tradition on its ear by giving them invented monikers inspired by Russian namesContinue reading “Cuba Eccentric Names”

In this Feb. 19, 2014 photo, Yeisker Castillo poses for a photo holding up his identification card in Havana, Cuba. Castillo is part of Cubaís so-called Generation Y, the thousands upon thousands of islanders born during the Cold War whose parents turned tradition on its ear by giving them invented monikers inspired by Russian names like Yevgeny, Yuri or Yulia. More than two decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Cubans are increasingly returning to more traditional handles for their kids, saying they believe it will better suit them personally and professionally when they grow up. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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