Translation of christen in Spanish:

christen

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪsən/

vt

  • 1.1 (baptize) bautizar* we christened him Daniel le pusimos Daniel, lo bautizamos con el nombre de Daniel
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    • The baby was christened in the Holy Family Church and will be called Niamh Mary.
    • She had twice asked a vicar to christen the baby.
    • She was born on June 16, 1886, and christened Helen Nora Wilson Low.
    1.2 (use for first time) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], estrenar
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    • Brown made his Yorkshire debut in the first friendly of the season against Derbyshire at Scarborough's South Cliff Golf Club, where several new holes were christened in the inter-county exchange.
    • I'm so glad I brought my walking pole, it's great for measuring bog depth before you leap in, my new boots have been well and truly christened now.
    • Several drinks later, comes the worst part of the day - what seems like a half-day trek through the mud, in the dark, uphill, to our tent in the newly christened Strummer field.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.