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Thu May 26, 2022, 03:34 PM

Not that it should matter to ANYONE but here's how Beto O'Rourke got that nickname

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beto_O%27Rourke#:~:text=Childhood%20and%20young%20adult%20years,-Robert%20Francis%20O&text=He%20is%20a%20fourth%2Dgeneration,him%20from%20his%20namesake%20grandfather.

He is a fourth-generation Irish American.[14] In his infancy, his family gave him the nickname "Beto", a common Spanish-Portuguese nickname for first names ending in "-berto", initially to distinguish him from his namesake grandfather.[

So, obviously, as an INFANT, he saw the political clout he'd gain by having a nickname that sorta kinda maybe might sound Hispanic while running for governor there one day.

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Reply Not that it should matter to ANYONE but here's how Beto O'Rourke got that nickname (Original post)
Roland99 May 2022 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 2022 #1
brush May 2022 #2
brush May 2022 #3
Roland99 May 2022 #4
LeftInTX May 2022 #6
LeftInTX May 2022 #5
Roland99 May 2022 #7
brush May 2022 #8
LeftInTX May 2022 #9

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 03:38 PM

1. Exactly! Wow, he was prescient even as an infant!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu May 26, 2022, 03:41 PM

2. All the more reason to elect him over Abbott.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 03:44 PM

3. So he has Spanish-Portuguese ancestry too?

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Thu May 26, 2022, 03:46 PM

4. Would be interesting

Last job I had, I worked w/a guy who was born in Portugal, but raised most of his life in France but was living in Ireland when I knew him.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #4)

Thu May 26, 2022, 04:22 PM

6. He's not.. The nickname is Spanish

Beto is from El Paso

See Post #5

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Thu May 26, 2022, 04:22 PM

5. No. He was given that nickname by his parents because his grandfather was also Robert



He is from El Paso, so this is not uncommon..

His father's family came from Ireland and settled in Kansas then moved to El Paso. His paternal grandparents were from Kansas. His paternal grandmother's name was Jasper. She was mainly Scotts-Irish from the south east US.

His mother's name is Williams. Her paternal side is mostly colonial America (British)
Her maternal side is German and Irish

I don't see any Spanish-Portuguese in his family tree.



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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #5)

Thu May 26, 2022, 04:25 PM

7. thanks!

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #5)

Thu May 26, 2022, 04:26 PM

8. I get the El Paso angle. Right on the border and high...

Latino American influence. Good think too he's fluent in Spanish.

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Response to brush (Reply #8)

Thu May 26, 2022, 04:37 PM

9. He is. More so than Julian Castro..LOL



That's why he spoke Spanish at the debate. He wanted to catch Julian in a bluff, but Julian had brushed up on his Spanish.

And Cory Booker sounded like Stevie Wonder

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