Strange names Pinoy parents give their kids
When the 2013 UPCAT results were released last week, local netizens made a fiesta out of the name of one successful examinee Sincerely Yours ’98. She’s nicknamed Truly and has two other siblings: Spaghetti ’88 and Macaroni ’85. The numbers stand for their date of birth.
Spaghetti ’88 has since gotten married and has a son named Cheese Pimiento. And here’s the birth cert (photo & details via my kumare Ivy Lisa Mendoza)
Our friend, Prof. Rolando de la Cruz, CEO of Darwin International School in Bulacan where Sincerely Yours (nicknamed Truly) graduated, explained that the parents are simply jolly good people who didn’t hesitate to break the monotony of the world with the strangeness of their children’s names.
“The names of the kids might sound funny to people. But these names reflect how much they enjoy and respect life. The names are unique, reflect in the uniqueness of the members. The names are down-to-earth, reflecting how much they enjoy daily living,” Prof. Rolly said.
In this ever-growing country of 100 million people, strange names are probably not a rarity. Here’s what other people contributed via Facebook and Rappler of true-to-life Filipino names that are funny and/or far from common:
1. Four siblings named: Dore, Mifa, Sola & Tido
2. 12 siblings named: A,B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K & L (whew!)
5. Merry Christmas Aguinaldo
6. Valentine Day
7. Halloween Marie
8. Abcdef & Xyz
9. Chloe Chlorine
10. Knives Acid Rain
11. Ides of March
13. Onion Ubaldo
15. Crystal Gale
16. Nuclear Bomb
17. Missiles Somoza and a brother named Bullets
18. Peach Pink Orchids
19. Jan Eleven & May Seven
20. Noname, Nameless & Withname
21. Son of God
Anyway, if this is your name, raise your hand and tell us the story behind it