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Choosing Baby Names

Choosing Baby Names had always been a serious task for me and my husband. For us, giving names for babies should be thought of well coz they will carry these for the rest of their lives.

That is why when we had our first born, we really gave an effort combining our names also considering our parents’ names. At 5 months we were lucky to know her gender, so we settled for Derelle Francella, here’s how we got it.

Us : Derrick + Michelle = D E R E L L E

Grandmothers : Francia + Estella = F R A N C E L L A

Yet, we were still open for the possibility that it could be a baby boy so we also prepared a name for a boy:

Us : Michelle + Derrick = M Y R I C K (Changed i to y to give it a little twist)

Grandfathers : Anthony + Fred = A N D R E I (added i to give it a style teehee!)

Luckier, I should call us, our first wish for a baby girl was granted. And that’s how we came up to Derelle Francella.

Now that I’m 5 months on the way with our 2nd bundle of joy, we are at it again. Combining names. Some of our friends asked why don’t consider giving Filipino baby names? Oh please! It’s not that I’m against these names, but no! Period. Besides, we want to follow the same pattern but this time we considered adding grandfathers’ name to be fair haha! (At the time of name tinkering, my brother had a protest and naughty idea, that we should have a third baby after this giving way to combining our siblings’ names LOL!) Anyway, here’s what we’ve come up this time, and since we are having another baby girl, we will settle for:

Us : Derrick + MichelleE R C H E L L E

Grandfathers : Fred + Anthony =  F R E A N N

Second given name is pronounced as free-yan and added one more n to make it sound more girly.

And just like the first time, we want to be ready in case we’d have a boy. Doctors could also be wrong you know…

Us : Michelle + Derrick = E L R I C

Grandfathers : Anthony + Fred = A N D R E D

Whatcha think????

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  • SgtMack

    Andrei is nice…

    my name is a combination of my grandparents’ name.. it’s cool!

    it’s really hard to think of good names..but it’s fun..i never experience thinking of a baby’s name pa naman…I only choose names for my little ones known as my doggies..hehehe

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  • Arlene

    hmmm ok naman sis..pero ang kay Derelle parang perfect talaga. dali lang bigkasin.

    Oppss here are my combinations:


    BOY- MIKE OR MARK OR MERCK ANDRED (andred pronounced as ANDREE)

    nite nite!

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  • Mitch

    Hi Arlene! Ay oo kay Derelle no sweat, kasi mag-bf pa lang kami ni Derrick ginagamit na namin yang “Derelle”, you know when two people are in love they always end up combining their names haha!

    Thanks for the suggestions sis but this time wa ako say sa ipapangalan, I’m giving way to Derrick ngayon hehe!


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