A Filipino web developer’s unconventional name choice for his newborn son has become a hot topic for social media users in the Philippines.
A site to behold: Macaroni ’85 Pascual named his son HyperText Markup Language (HTML), based on the language used to describe the structure of Web pages, as a tribute to his profession, reported Inquirer.net.
- Baby HTML was delivered normally weighing 4.9 pounds at a local hospital in Bulacan, Philippines, on June 10.
- Salie Rayo Pascual, HTML’s mother, said their relatives are all happy with the baby’s distinctive name.
Runs in the family: Baby HTML, who also has aunts named “Spaghetti ’88” and “Sincerely Yours ’98,” belongs to a family that is no stranger to one-of-a-kind names.
- Spaghetti herself has two children named Cheese Pimiento and Parmesan Cheese, with nicknames Chippy and Peewee (popular Filipino snacks).
- The cheesy siblings also have cousins named Design and Research.
Internet love: When Sincerely Yours shared HTML’s photo in a Facebook post, social media users welcomed the new baby with warm wishes and celebratory comments ranging from amusement to bewilderment.
- Some users, however, criticized the infant’s parents for the possible repercussions of having an unusual name that may affect HTML’s future.
- Some of the commenters even called the parents by insulting names for their decision.
Featured Image via Sincerely Pascual