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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

URGENT! Need help with baby names!

No, I'm not pregnant =D

I'm writing an article for Smart Parenting magazine and it's about popular baby names Filipinos give their kids. I thought Jennifer and Karen and Michael and Mark would be on top of the list but apparently yun yung trend with our parents. So, now that our generation is the one having babies, please help me!!!

1. What are the names of your kids? What are the names of your friends' kids? I need the names of kids 3 years old and below.

2. Also, saan galing ang mga pangalan nila? Did you name them after saints, favorite movie/book/TV characters, distinguished family member, etc?

3. What are your considerations for naming your kids? Example, dapat di ma-mispronounce (like my name!) or dapat madaling i-spell.

Yun lang! Pleeeeease help me! This article is due on Monday and now lang na-assign sa akin!!! Just give your answers sa comment box please. Ask your friends for help. I need at least 500 names to kinda see if there are trends. I'm calling the NSO non-stop! Help! Help! HELP!

THANKS!

10 comments:

  1. I have two babies (15 mos and 1 mo)
    Monica Marielle - i know a lot of Monicas who are pretty and smart as well. Marielle was a combination of the lolas' names. Maribel and Elena
    Mateo Miguel - no significance, we just loved both names and it kinda sounded like Monica Marielle; same number of syllables.

    My sisters:
    Julio Gabriel and Jaime Gonzalo.
    Had to use the initials J and G because the father's name were J and G also.

    Ellennia - mix of lolas' names also. ELEna and HermiNIA.
    Evamiriah - sister just liked how it sounded.

    Got to ur blog via Monica E.

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  2. 1. Madison Caridad; 11 months

    2. Madison from the baby name list of popular names; Caridad my Lola.

    3. The name should sound good to the ear when pronounced with the last name.

    Hope this helps!
    -m

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  3. 1. What are the names of your kids? What are the names of your friends' kids? I need the names of kids 3 years old and below.
    My son's name is Matthew Benjamin. I know a three-month-old baby girl named Malia, two one-year-olds named Santiago Andres and Benicio Lorenzo.

    2. Also, saan galing ang mga pangalan nila? Did you name them after saints, favorite movie/book/TV characters, distinguished family member, etc?
    Matthew came from the Bible. Benjamin, I found it through www.babycenter.com and picked the most bagay and the one I liked the most.

    3. What are your considerations for naming your kids? Example, dapat di ma-mispronounce (like my name!) or dapat madaling i-spell.
    I made sure that I didn't know anyone named Matthew and/or Benjamin, because I didn't want any other face to come to mind other than my son's :) Plus I didn't want it to foreign sounding. I forgot to take into consideration though the length of the names. He's going to resent me once he starts going to school and is required to write his full name over and over and over again :p

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  4. since i don't have kids i'll give you the name of my friends' kids below 3 years old:
    Ynigo Rafael, Joaquin Matteo, Gavin Megan, Luis Gabriel, Alfredo Johann Miguel, Vitto Ricardo (different sets of parents yan). so i think the trend is di na uso yung isang name lang. :)

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  5. we named our daughter Trinity Serafina (yes, from the movie Matrix). The middle name is from my husband's grandmother. She's eight now tho, and she's great. :)

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  6. Hello Frances!

    My baby's name is Maverick. Ung friend/cousin/brother ko, name ng baby nila Lhyle Christian/Raphael Caleb/Julianna Lois. I'd like to give my boy two names sana, kaso ayaw ng husband ko, he wanted one name only.


    We named him Maverick we got the idea from the movie Top Gun, my husband love this name, and so am I. So far daw, hindi pa sya popular name.

    Considerations namin, we wanted to have a simple name, ung hindi complicated sa spelling, no silent letters or so so, kasi hirap sa mga documentations and legal papers, like sa mga PRC applications, Passport, VISA. If masyadong complicated ang name, there's a big possibility of errors later. Also, we made sure na hindi sya ganun ka popular, na kahit one given name lang, wla syang kapareho.

    that's all I can share! thank you!

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  7. hahaha. stress naman tlaga if the deadline's so near na.

    anyway, my eldest is rafael angelo. R is from Ramon, his dad's name. Then A is from Alveel, my real name.

    My second child's name is Ananda Celine. A for Alveel then C for Consolacion/Cimafranca, my last name. Hehehe.

    I guess our rules for picking out the names are:
    1. It should bear the first letter of our names and that's A, R, or K (for Kaith)
    2. It should be cute enough that whenever people would call her in the mall, she wouldn't be embarrassed. Hahaha.
    3. The real names should give out a nice and cute nickname for the child as well. Raf for Rafael and Andi for Ananda.

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  8. hi there, here are some baby names I've encountered: spanish-sounding names are quite popular with Santiago's, Rocio's, Javier's and Joaquin's among others, all over the place. Many girls seem to be named Chloe, Sophia, Anya and Annika nowadays too. :)

    I named my son Francisco Xavier after his grandfathers, so the 3 of them share the same name. His nickname's Quito. I think there are parents out there who also name their kids after family members. Also, Quito seems easy to pronounce...not like my name, which has been murdered by too many people for years and years hehe. Hope this helps!

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  9. Hi Franes! Just visited your blog and found your query. In the case of my frined,she named her five- month old son ACE KAUAIAN (supposed to be it's KAWAYAN but they opted to make it different)she and her husband wanted a unique name for their son since my friend's name is LORD APPLE and since we were both writers she opted something out of the ordinary. Kahit na in reality, medyo mahirap i-spell yung second name nung bata.

    I hope this could be of great help.

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  10. WOW! Thanks to all of you who left comments on this post, in the chat box and emails. I got tons of names. A lot of them really weird! =D But I did see a trend right away. For boys, lots of Lorenzo, Joaquin, Gabriel and Rafael. For girls, tons of Patricia, Beatrice and Sophia. Many many thanks for helping me with this article!

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