Filipinos will name their kids anything. From anime characters to food — you name it, there’s probably a Pinoy kid out there struggling to write that on their test paper. It is obvious Pinoys have an affinity for creative names so much so that sometimes it goes overboard. But hey, as long as your kid will be free from any potential NBI HITs, funny Pinoy names work, right?
filipinos will name their child anything why i got a second cousin named after michael jordan
— carta d. loupes (@cartaloupes) January 11, 2023
The Internet has always been fascinated with these borderline absurd names and a recent viral tweet has renewed everyone’s interest. In case you’re curious, here are some of the funniest and most amazing names Pinoy parents have given their kids:
Drink Water Rivera
— Chain Messages (@itwontworkelija) January 12, 2023
We’ll give the Rivera parents plus points for the effort to match their kid’s name to the family name. Imagine if he grew up to be an Olympic swimmer! Mr. Drink Water Rivera’s name will forever be hailed as one of the most iconic quirky Pinoy names.
Macaroni 85, Spaghetti 88, Sincerely Yours 98
In 2014, the Pascual siblings caught the internet’s attention for their unusual names. According to the Pascual patriarch, he planned to only have two kids — a boy and a girl — and to give them unique names. Those unique names turned out to be Macaroni and Spaghetti. When Sincerely Yours 98 was born ten years later, she was Pascual parent’s “closing remarks.”
It’s also fascinating to mention that Macaroni 85’s kid is named HTML and Spaghetti 88’s kids are named Cheese Pimiento and Parmesan Cheese. Confirmed: The quirkiness runs in the blood.
The pandemic babies universe
— KISA !!! Commission OPEN (@Kicchin2day) January 12, 2023
When COVID-19 hit in 2020, it changed a lot of lives including those of innocent babies born to, uh, creative parents. We saw a number of unique names crop on the birth registry. It included Covid Bryant (possibly in honor of the basketball player’s death in early 2020), Covid Rose, Covidubidapdap, and Covid Marie. We wish we were joking but these are actual names written on actual birth certificates.
The keyboard smash kids
“Isa na namang bata ang napagtripan ng magulang,” read one comment on the post above. Xyzcherenathaneralei is indeed a challenging name to pronounce and we bet you skipped reading the whole thing.
— 🔞 ᜐᜓᜉᜓᜆ᜔ 🔞 (@chink0w0) January 12, 2023
We’re betting this guy has an alter ego for when he orders in restaurants. His name is too challenging to pronounce!
The fictional characters
— akimbo ☆ (@nocalpls) January 13, 2023
Yes, we kid you not. Somewhere in Davao, a kid is walking around with three names straight from an anime. Imagine his parents getting mad at him and using his government name. What a funny mouthful!
— eriyan • ᜁᜇᜒᜌᜈ᜔ 🇵🇭🔞 | asawa ni kaeya ❄️ (@kaeriyannn) January 12, 2023
You mean He Who Must Not Be Named? What happens if he gets a random Harry for a classmate? Bring out the wands!
the best name i’ve encountered when i was a pediatric nurse in the ph was prolly “khaleesi daenerys” 😭😭😆 tears in my eyes https://t.co/TKshbtETlc
— 🕯️1RENE🕯️ (@cinnahyunroll) January 12, 2023
This a testament to the influence and power of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. Or, you know, his knack for inventing beautiful names.
The literal alphabets
“Di po addict parents ko,” said ABCDE AEIOU. We would still want to know what they were thinking when they gave you that name.
If ABCDE AEIOU thought he had it tough, what about these siblings literally named after the alphabet? Granted ABCDE, GHJI, and XYZA sound cool. We’re still wondering why their parents skipped a couple of letters. JLMNO would be cooler.
Philip is a very normal name, but his surname is Ines and he became a police captain, so he became… Captain Philippines.
— Panini (@PaniniEveryday) January 12, 2023
Sometimes you don’t choose a name, the name chooses you. Capt. Philipp Ines’ parents thought they were clever naming their kid. What they probably didn’t know is that he was destined to protect the Filipino people and become a police captain. A literal Captain Philippines.
Named after actual people
Last but not the least, these kids that are named after IRL personalities. It’s weird seeing Beyonce have a Filipino surname!
— jai 🐝 (@choi_rus) January 12, 2023
The portmanteau of two powerful women in the music industry!
My cousin once dated this dude named OJ Simpson de Guzman😭😭😭 https://t.co/iBEsQzP3fq
— 4ty (@Wooshko) January 12, 2023
Uhh… Did the parents do any research?
— owa (@junhuibilog) January 13, 2023
When you’re in a time crunch and they need the name for the birth certificate, just scroll through your Spotify.
What other quirky Pinoy names do you know? Share it with us in the comments!