When I was a pre-schooler, I seriously begged my mom to have my name changed. It was too long making me always last in our writing exercises.
Come elementary, when the bullying and name calling age started, I again considered on making my mom change my name. I mean who wants to be called Orocan as a kid aside from the incessant Kulot-Salot? I swear those bullying days would have seriously scarred me for life, buti na lang mataas ang EQ ko nung bata!
During college application time, I once again wondered how my life would be easier if I were named differently. I swear, my nerves about entrance exams start as early as when I start filling out my name on those exam sheets’ name boxes. Not because I can’t spell my name, but because I’m too scared my name wouldn’t fit in the boxes provided! I remember literally airing that out as I wait to take the UPCAT exams. I was too scared na the reason I wouldn’t get in to UP was because I failed to provide my correct name information!
And basically the rest of my life, my name has been a challenge. Once people learn what my real name was, I would always get a barrage of questions as to why I was named such , what it meant and where the heck did my nickname come from.
I honestly believe that coming up with a name for your child is the first ultimate test of the kind of parent you will be. Will you be the nice parent to name your girl simply with something as quick and easy as KIM or be brutal and challenge her early on in life and name her Maria Regina Cristina Jenny Gale Manio Pili!
For my child, I will make sure that his/her name is not too common (Michelle, Brian, Jennifer, Carlo) , not spelled too complicated (khryzabhelle), not too trendy (Katy, Edward, Bella).
I want it simple, catchy and straightforward.
So world, this would be the possible name of my unborn children..
Adonis. Horatio. Bartolome. Hagibis. Honorato.
Irma. Sisa. Liwayway. Luningning.
Hahaha. I kid, I kid.
Note to my unborn child: Little one, I was only kidding. That’s just your mom and her weird side acting up. Yes, she forgot to take her sanity pill today. I love you too much, I wouldn’t do that to you. And yes, I promise to give you an awesome name 🙂