Choosing Names

Some people had asked me why did you name your daughter Derelle Francella? “Ang haba…. Kawawa bata pag nagsulat ng buong pangalan isama pa apelyido ninyong mag-asawa”.

Sa mga hindi nakakaalam eto yan:

Derrick (hubby) + Michelle (me) = Derelle
Francia (my mother) + Estella (MIL) = Francella

Kung Derelle lang kasi masyadong bitin. Kaya may second name hehe! I was even ready for a boy’s name kung sakaling naging lalaki.

Myrick Andrei (just like Derelle Francella, it’s also a rumble-combination of our names and lolos’ names.

For one simple reason, we wanted a unique name for our daughter. Unlike my name, very common.

Imagine, when I was still a student, dami kong kapangalan sa class. Especially nung college. We were 3 Michelles and 2 Cortezes. Lagi kaya akong kinakabog sa oral recitation hehehe! Kasi pag tinawag ang Michelle hala sino kayang Michelle. Kahit Cortez ang tawagin sino naman kayang Cortez sa amin yun? :p

And obvious ba? Sa Beatles nakuha ang pangalan ko, fanatic kasi nun ang father ko hehehe!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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4 Comments

  1. ah oo, i know a lot of michelles 🙂

    ok lang, di naman masyadong mahaba ang pangalan niya. uso naman na ngayon ang 2 names. i know kids with 4-5 names, wala pa ang middle at last name dyan ha. 🙂

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  2. Kung susundin kasi namin ang tradisyon sa side ng asawa ko, it goes like this :

    Given names + Christian name nung binyag + Ninang’s name + my family name + hubby’s family name.

    Kaloka!

    Buti na lang di namin sinunod.

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  3. pinoy likes double names…

    dito [sa north america], yun second name ng mga anak ko ay nagiging middle name nila. so nawawala na tuloy ang maiden name ko sa pangalan nila. kahit na ilan beses kong i-correct, ganoon daw talaga dito.

    if ever you decided to migrate, your daughter’s name will be Derelle F [then your lastname].

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