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I think Carlos would be カーロス
And Norcy ノルシー norushi
not exactly "see" but japanese doesn't really have that pronounciation.
The 'dash' in katakana elongates a vowel to simulate foreign syllable lengths. The 'a' in Carlos is held longer than a japanese 'a' is usually held.
There are studies on how the japanese ear is more sensitive to sound length than other language-speakers' ears, but I don't have any links off hand.
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But if you pronounce your name the Spanish way, there are different rules for writing Spanish words in katakana, and I think your name would be written like this in Spanish: カルロス (karurosu), and Norcy would be ノルシー, as Mandolin said. I guess you can take your pick、depending on your background and/or taste.
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