As more online communities pop up and grow, netizens are given more resources to ask about anything under the sun (though that’s not to say those resources are always reliable, but that’s a whole other story). There’s a Facebook group for any topic you can think of, so it’s easier to do crowdsourcing for anything you might need — from travel tips to relationship woes and from binge-watch recommendation to even naming suggestions. In some Facebook groups with big followings, Filipino netizens like to request members to brainstorm ideas for witty wedding hashtags, catchy business names, or even cute baby names.
Such is the case of this one netizen, whose significant other is pregnant. “Buntis po jowa ko, pa-suggest naman po ng pangalan ng baby na Tunog Mabango sana,” the post read. We all understand their meaning, right? This netizen wants a name that would sound good when uttered — except a few (read: thousands of) netizens took his request a little too literally, providing “name” suggestions that are associated with, well, being “mabango.” Here are some of the funniest recommendations from netizens on the comment section.
Fabric softener and its many variations
Maybe you can simply stick with just ‘Downy’?
The ‘Fresh’ does not help…
Perla sounds like an actual name. Good reco, netizen.
And this one is an actual name… Just, you know, missing one letter.
It’s a brand name, but that’s also the name of a bird species, so…
‘Ambi’ would sound like a cute nickname. The ‘Pur’ part makes it weird. But you do you.
Add a ‘Lavender’ para lalong mabango.
Colognes and perfumes
The nickname is Angel, then? Or maybe Bri? Fighting!
There *is* a musician named like this…
If that’s your thing, right?
Mabango na. Nakaka-cholesterol pa.
Maybe these netizens are just hungry…
Some people did say they were obsessed with the smell of ~epikasent oil~.
These could actually work! Maybe? You be the judge.
The two levels of puns here… Ang taba ng utak ng mga Pinoy. (Also, Jo Malone definitely is “mabango” — just pass by their stores and you’ll know!)
Another two-level pun, though a bit skeptical. The soap brand might smell good… But spring onions might be an acquired taste (smell?).
These do sound like names, but we’re not sure if they pass the “mabango” requirement.