Friday, July 11, 2014

Usapang names: The Tito Bhoy effect


When it comes to naming children, Filipinos are among the most creative (and cruel, depending on how things go) people in the world. It’s actually a wonder that there are no national laws being strictly enforced (if they exist at all) about how we name our kids. If you think that a naming law is silly, think about it this way: Denmark, for example, has a list of acceptable names. If you want to name your child with something that isn’t on the list, you have to get church and government approval – and still follow rules for gender and conventional surnames.
So, how do we codify the Filipino way?

Read more at the Philippine Online Chronicles

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