The 10 things I wish I had known before trying Filipino names are:
I should have done more research about the meaning of the name
It’s not a good idea to use just one or two syllables for a name because they can be shortened and people will think it is someone else’s name. -If you’re only going to use one syllable, make sure there isn’t something with that sound in English. -Don’t worry about nicknames, everyone has them anyway!
If you want to use a Filipino name, make sure it represents your heritage and not just what sounds good.
Only change one letter at a time so that people can still pronounce the new name. -Don’t think about changing all 10 letters because it will look like an entirely different word.
The best way to find names is by looking through old family pictures or talking with older relatives for suggestions.
It’s better if you don’t try too hard when brainstorming Filipino syllables together! Just let them come naturally instead of trying to force something that doesn’t work right away.”
Examples: ‘Roselle’ could be changed into Rosielle and Roselee without drastically altering how the words
I wanted to change my last name for a long time. I was tired of hearing people ask me what it meant, or mispronounce it and then laugh at me. But when I realized that my first name is just as unusual, I began to reconsider. Would changing one letter really make that much difference? Then I stumbled across an article about Filipino names- which turned out to be exactly what I had been looking for!
I know that you’re probably thinking to yourself, “why on earth would someone post about Filipino names?” or “I don’t care what your mom’s name is!” but I promise this will be interesting. My name is Brianna and my parents come from the Philippines. They chose to give me a Westernized version of their names, which we all know isn’t the most common thing in our society today. With this blog post, I’ll share 10 things I wish people knew before trying out a Filipino name!
I’m a Filipina-American who was born and raised in the U.S., but never felt I had a Filipino identity until my parents started to teach me Tagalog and our culture. As an adult, I’ve tried to learn more about the Philippines through my travels there, and through reading books written by Filipinos living abroad. After these experiences, I found myself drawn to names from the Philippines for my future children. The following are some things that might be helpful if you’re looking for inspiration on what name to choose: – There is no one “Filipino” name that will work across all cultures or countries – If you’re not sure of your heritage it’s best to consult with family members (especially grandparents) before
I have been fascinated with Filipino names since I moved to the Philippines. It’s really interesting that a country so large and diverse has only one official language, Tagalog. My fascination led me to create this blog post about 10 things I wished I knew before trying Filipino names. In it you’ll find out what is or isn’t traditionally gender neutral, how your name changes in different contexts, and more!’
I’m not a Filipino, but I am married to one. And when we had our first child, I was faced with the daunting task of trying to find an appropriate and unique name for him. The problem is that so many names are shared across cultures these days that it’s hard to find something truly original. And while there are plenty of lists online telling you which names are popular in different countries, they don’t always tell you why those names became popular in the first place. That’s where this blog post comes in!
There are a lot of different names that can be given to a baby, but not all of them have the same meaning. You may want to consider some Filipino names because they are easier for people to pronounce and spell than traditional American names. Here’s what you need to know before deciding on one!
It’s been a year since we took our Filipino baby name search to the internet. We’ve gone through more lists than I care to count, and even though we found a few that we liked, it was hard to know which one was most likely to be used in the Philippines. The question of how do you find out what is popular in your country? And why does this matter anyway? Well, if you are planning on having a child with someone from another country and both of you want them to have an authentic name, then there is no better way! So here are 10 things I wish I had known before trying Filipino names.