NtycnBoricua, who?

by Melanie Edwards on January 10, 2007 · 7 comments

in Puerto Rico

I received an email from Oh, The Joys asking me just what the heck my screen name means.NtycnBoricua

She found my explanation interesting and suggested I post it on here. So, as the ever dutiful person that I tend to be, here goes nothing.

First, let’s break it down – Ntycn & Boricua

Ntycn stands for the word enticing

Boricua is another word for being Puerto Rican and can probably be best explained by Wikipedia

Boricua a word of origin from Boriken (or Boriquén, Borinquen, or Borinquén) used by the original Taino Indian population to refer to Puerto Rico before the coming of the Spanish, which translated as “The Valiant People of the Sacred House”. The word has come to identify any resident or descendent of Puerto Rico, who will use the term, “¡Yo soy Boricua!” (“I am Boricua”) to identify themselves.


My now-husband, then-boyfriend created the screen name for me about 6 or
7 years ago and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s just kind of stuck.Well, there you go folks. That is the short and sweet explanation to solve the mystery. Enjoy.


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1 Chag January 10, 2007 at 11:42 pm

For some reason, when I first saw your screen name, I read the start as NYC. And then I was trying to put Connecticut in it as well. But I’m an idiot.

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2 NtycnBoricua January 11, 2007 at 11:07 am

I figured a lot of people thought NY was in there somewhere! Thanks for checking out my blog!

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3 Mrs. Flinger January 11, 2007 at 11:15 am

Hey! Thanks for adding me to your myBlogLog list! I’m still kinda confused on it all. :-)

I love that your name has so much meaning. Mrs. Flinger ? Eh. Not too original, really.

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4 Priscilla Ortiz January 19, 2007 at 7:18 pm

Did You know that the word herican and hamok came from the Taino

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5 NtycnBoricua January 21, 2007 at 11:10 am

Mrs. Flinger: If it wasn’t for my husband, I wouldn’t have such a name! He’s the creative one.

Priscilla: I did know that! A lot of words come from the Taino. It’s pretty interesting to see so much of the Taino influence in our culture.

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6 mkishadow February 17, 2007 at 8:00 am

cute name- I did figure it out… !Mi mama es Boricua!

from hip mamas

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7 NtycnBoricua February 19, 2007 at 8:53 am

mkishadow: Takes one to know one! ;) Thanks for stopping by.

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