Videos of FILIPINO Kids Complain About Their Long Names Go Viral

Videos of FILIPINO Kids Complain About Their Long Names Go Viral

Videos of FILIPINO Kids Complain About Their Long Names Go Viral
Photo: 24 Oras/GMA on YouTube

Several Filipino children went viral after having complained about their long names to their parents, local news sources say.

According to the primetime news program ‘24 Oras’ (24 Hours), five-year-old Grayven Thomas Valdez cried to his parents.

In the same video, he asked them to rename him ‘Boy Valdez’. Because his original name was too long to write.

Apart from acknowledging spelling his name right, writing it on paper was a different task. “I want to cut my name short,” Valdez said in Tagalog.

Videos of FILIPINO Kids Complain About Their Long Names Go Viral
Photo: 24 Oras/GMA on YouTube

“I want to change my name to ‘Boy Valdez’ because it’s easier to write ‘Boy’ instead of ‘Drayven Thomas’,” he demanded.

Meanwhile Valdez’s dad, Ray Jay, said his son even wanted to visit the local city hall to change his name.

“He asked me to go with him to the city hall to have his name changed. He’s that serious,” Mr. Valdez joked in Filipino.

However, another Filipino kid had the same problem as Valdez, a six-year-old girl named Redge Wilslet Nicole Marcelo Timoteo.

On a similar note, Timoteo’s video also went viral on Facebook complaining about her lengthy name and wanted it shorter.

She said it’s a long name to write while crying to her mom as she finishes her homework for the day.

On the other hand, it’s not a secret that Filipinos have a penchant for carefully deciding on names to give to their newborn children.

In fact, having two first names, sometimes three, is common in the Philippines since the Spanish ruled the country over three centuries ago.

According to historians, early Filipino inhabitants did not have last names as they are rather mostly named after their appearances, personalities, or skills.

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