Some Filipino parents are naming their babies "Covid" and netizens have questions

by Nikko Tuazon
Mar 19, 2020
"Covid Bryant" became a trending topic on Twitter, with netizens questioning the parents' decision to name their child as such.
PHOTO/S: @ramyeonduo / @MikhailRed on Twitter

How do parents choose the names of their babies?

Some get inspiration from their favorite celebrities and even current events. In the 90s, there was a surge of Filipino babies named Thalia and Marimar.

In 2013, siblings Sincerely Yours ’98, Spaghetti ’88, and Macaroni ’85 Pascual became the talk of the town for their unconventional names (they have cousins named Design and Research). Spaghetti '88 even named her own child Cheese Pimiento.

In the entertainment scene, we have Dingdong Dantes, Ketchup Eusebio, Nyoy Volante, and Makisig Morales, to name a few.

This year, parents are continuing this unique-name tradition, and have reportedly named their children based on two of the world's most important news events.

On March 18, Twitter user @ramyeonduo uploaded a photo of a registration form which revealed that a newborn baby from Sultan Kudarat was named "Covid Rose," after the pandemic coronavirus disease 2019, a.k.a. COVID-19.

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Another Twitter user @chicprotagonist uploaded a screenshot of a message saying a parent named her newborn baby "Covid Bryant," a name which was also inspired by COVID-19 and the late legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020, with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

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Although these claims have not been validated, "Covid Bryant" already became a trending topic on Twitter.

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PEPsters, can you think of cute nicknames for these babies?

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"Covid Bryant" became a trending topic on Twitter, with netizens questioning the parents' decision to name their child as such.
PHOTO/S: @ramyeonduo / @MikhailRed on Twitter
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