What’s in a name??

Do you like your name?

I actually resent my first name. It’s so common, bakya and very cliche. I wish my parents named me Stacy or Stephanie or Sunshine instead but I super love my nick. Parang it’s so easy to get along with someone named MALEN. Donchathink? lol. I had a pleasure of meeting another ‘MALEN’ in person when I joined STAIRS (Theater and Dance School) 3 years ago and she’s really super nice and super kalog too. Masarap kausap. Parang laging positive feelings, ganda ng aura and very lovely person. Hahaha. You’re not convinced, I see. Dahil gusto kong patunayan yan at gusto kong kumbinsihin ang sarili ko na totoo yan, naghanap ako ng ibidinsya ba.


There are 5 letters in your name.
Those 5 letters total to 18
There are 2 vowels and 3 consonants in your name.

Your number is: 9

The characteristics of #9 are: Humanitarian, giving nature, selflessness, obligations, creative expression.

The expression or destiny for #9:
The expression that you exhibit is represented bythe number 9. Your talents center in humanistic interests and approaches. You like to help others as you were intended to be the ‘big brother or big sister’ type. You operate best when you follow your feelings and sense of compassion, and allow yourself to be sensitive to the needs of others. You work well with people, and have the potential to inspire. This suggests that you could successfully teach or counsel. Creative ability, imagination and artistic talent of the highest order are present in this expression. If you are able to achieve the potential of your natural expression in this life, you are capable of much human understanding and have a lot to give to others. Your personal ambitions are likely to be maintained in a very positive perspective, never losing sight of an interest in people, and a sympathetic, tolerant, broad-minded and compassionate point of view. You are quite idealistic, and disappointed at the lack of perfection in the world. You have a strong awareness of your own feeling as well as those of others. Friendships, affection, and love are extremely important.


O di ba?! Hahaha. Tama ang intuition ko.

I actually think that your name sometimes define who you are. Your name speaks so much of you or your parents or your family. Like if your name is kinda imported, most likely, your parents are both into imported stuffs, di ba may punto naman ako. Like if your parents are both into music naman, probably, they’ll name you as POP, JAZZ, RAP, RAVE, ROCK, HIPHOP, EMO, PUNK or ZILDJIAN. Hahaha. If you’re parents are activists or makabayan, malamang you’re now called MAKI (FYI: MAKI PULIDO, yep, the GMA7 reporter is actually MAKIBAKA PULIDO, ayosss!), MAKISIG or MAGTANGGOL.

I wished my real name was somewhat unique instead of somewhat boring. Or sana kahit man lang naging 2 names.

When I was growing up in Malanday, I’ve got childhood friends named DAN-DAN, DEN-DEN, DIN-DIN, DING-DING and DON-DON. And would you believe, PIDO and DIDA were my next door neighbors! When I was in gradeschool, I met someone named AMERJAPHIL (America, Japan, Philippines!!!) and Mary Venus Vinegrette (haha, salad dressing). When I got into HS, I befriended a pretty girl named LUZVIMINDA. I’ve also got twin classmates named FAITH and HOPE. My cousin got a friend named ABCDEE (ab-se-dee). When I turned college, I had a classmate named BAYANI who got a crush on FILIPINAS, unfortunately, they didn’t end up together. When I started working, I met WIRELESS and BRIDGE.

My boss got cousins named A (eldest), K and Z(youngest). lol. I would love to meet SUNDEE and the rest of her sisters (MONDEE, TUESDEE and WEDNESDEE). Ruthie got a suitor before named REXONA (tsk tsk tsk, he wont let you down daw, sayang Ruth!) We have a relative who named her daughter as PHOEBE KATES. And there’s LOVEA (pronounced as LOVE YAH!lol). Amy’s got a neighbor named ROYDIN (ROY TOO) name after the father (ROY). And have you met UNO and her sister UNA? You bet, it would be fun meeting Ginabonevie in person.

Nakaka-lurkei sila…but my real name, it’s just plain and ordinary. Hinde kahit kelan mapapabilang sa discussion or blog ang name ko. It doesn’t have any bearing.

Anyway, I think naming names is one of the greatest invention or discovery or phenomenon or whatever-you-call-that-thing that ever happen to us. So, as much as I don’t wanna use my real name, I really cannot do anything about it so I’ll just have to live and die with it. Imagine if we’re a bunch of NAMELESS PEOPLE and we call each other by pssst, hoy, hey or by serial numbers…

Hi, my name is 10126-13699-5, how may I help you?




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  1. The characteristics of #1 are: Initiating action, pioneering, leading, independent, attaining, individual. <<—eto naman daw ang nalen 🙂

    uhmmn yung kapatid ko tuwang tuwa sa akin kasi ako dw ang nagpangalan sa kanya na ging-ging noong maliliit pa kami, di ko daw kasi mabigkas ng diretso yung mary grace e (parang ang layo diba?)

    pareho tayo
    di ko gusto yung Annalyn kase …basta. Pero kailangang tanggapin kasi mahal yata papalit ng pangalan lol!

    alam mo kung sakaling magkaka anak pa ko ang gusto ko e Malaya at Mayumi 🙂 wala pa kong naiisip para sa lalaki.

      Uy, may kumare ako ANNALYN din. Ay pareho tayo, MAYUMI is such a nice name. Sa lalake, ahhmmm…”MACHO” you don’t like? Hhahaha. Wabyu Nalensky! :em21:
  2. My eldest is WRESTLEY so she would not just quit when facing obstacles. Second girl is MYRRH RAQUEL because she was our miracle baby. Third girl is ESTHER GRACE so she would be queenly and full of grace…she is “queenly” by now, spending the patience of her older sisters. 😀

      “Ayoss! Cool mom ka nga miss C5! Trip ko ang Myrrh Racquel, pinag isipan talaga. At ang Wrestley, waaahahaha, yan ang astig na name” :em47:
  3. what’s in a name?

    hmmm… good one. i like names. like “Jef” hehehe or “Obet”, i like names hehehe. and “charlie” and “dondon” and “rolly” and ohhh my goooosssh, you have no freaking idea! i am in soooo names guy! hahaha, anyway – forget about me – why do i love to talk about myself ha? ha?

    i have a related post, especially names:http://reynaelena.com/2006/11/27/our-filipino-culture-its-the-best/

      “hahaha, sila ba yung 5 guy na nasa picture? lol”:em32:

  4. Ako naman, Cecile, named after my dad who died before I was born…Cecilio sya eh…tapos yung Abigail galing sa Bible, yung asawa ni King David…

  5. Inang Reynz, andito ka pala…eto nakita ko sa bolang kristal mo…nakisilip ako…kung ano sinasabi tungkol sa name mo…

    Happy friend ka daw at rich in friendship… (totoo yan!)
    Your number is: 5

    The characteristics of #5 are: Expansiveness, visionary, adventure, the constructive use of freedom. (totoo din yan!)

    The expression or destiny for #5:
    The number 5 Expression endows with the wonderful characteristic of multi-talents and versatility. You can do so many things well. The tone of the number 5 is constructive freedom, and in your drive to attain this freedom, you will likely be the master of adaptability and change. You are good at presenting ideas and knowing how to approach people to get what you want. Naturally, this gives you an edge in any sort of selling game and spells easy success when it comes to working with people in most jobs. Your popularity may lead you toward some form of entertainment or amusement. Whatever you do, you are clever, analytical, and a very quick thinker. (swak na swak!)

    If there is too much of the 5 energy in your makeup, you may express some the negative attitudes of the number. Your restless and impatient attitude may keep you from staying with any project for too long. Sometimes you can be rather erratic and scatter yourself and your energies. You have a hard time keeping regular office hours and maintaining any sort of a routine. You tend to react strongly if you sense that your freedom of speech or action is being impaired or restricted in any way. As clever as you are, you may have a tendency to make the same mistakes over and over again because much of your response is glib reaction rather that thoughtful application. You are in a continuous state of flux brought by constantly changing interests. (ito yung mga namimisplace na mga ref!)

    Your Soul Urge number is: 22

    A Soul Urge number of 22 means:
    The Soul Urge of the master number 22 is very much that of the master builder. You would like to use your abilities in an important humanitarian undertaking, and have an innate desire is to express the significant power you feel in a concrete manner, as a builder, engineer, diplomat, etc. In some way you want to make a considerable contribution to the world. (OFWs around the globe)

    The 22 gives a broad, universal outlook with a rather practical and common-sense approach. You have especially high intelligence, with an unusual perception and awareness. This number often denotes a high degree of diplomatic abilities and high ideals. You are a very capable person and you may possess special leadership abilities that you can and should develop. People respect you and recognize your superior foresight and vision. (bow.)

    The negative side of the 22 soul urge is a high degree of nervous energy and a tendency to be very dominating. It is unfortunate that all who possess the urge of 22 do not use its energies to the greatest advantage; but then it should be recognized that these energies are understandably the most difficult to focus and direct. (hmmm…i don’t focus sa negative so wa ko say)

    Your Inner Dream number is: 1

    An Inner Dream number of 1 means:
    You dream of being a leader and one who is in charge. You want to be known for your courage, daring, and original ideas. You seek unconquered heights. People may get a first impression that you are very aggressive and sure of yourself. (bow.)

      Sooo trulili nga!! “Your popularity may lead you toward some form of entertainment or amusement” –> magtayo ka daw ng comedy bar! nyahahaha :em55:
  6. I actually like my name pero pangkaraniwan na lang dahil sandamakmak na tao ang kapangalan ko. Gift from God daw ang meaning ng name ko, wow how nice naman.

    Nga pala, lagi ko napagkakamalan na ikaw si nalen pero magkaiba pala kayo… Engot ko naman, iba kaya ang malen sa nalen kasi naman magkarhyme hehehe 🙂

      “actually jan kami unang nagkatagpo ni NALEN…kase nga magka rhyme kami ng name. I like the name MICHELLE. Very sweet pakinggan. I have a cuz name Michelle too and I call her MITCHITA or MICHIE…I’ve had bad encounters with MITCH(es)…hehe, kaya I’ll call you MISSY na lang ha! “


  7. mwahehehe tukayo kasi kami misyel e 🙂

      “Magka-libuyhaba kase kami nitong si NALEN eh…paiba-iba din yan, MANILENYA, NALEN, NALENSKY, MELAI…ako naman CHUVANESS, MALEN, MALENSKY, MYNOSEBLEED :em71:…nyahahahaah”:em34:
  8. I had the chance to meet Malen and Reynz the other night. I am soooooooo happy! Di nyo lang alam kung gaano ako kasaya at kalaki ng pasasalamat ko sa inyo guys. Kaso bitin nga lang eh.

    Btw, pareho tayong 9 ang number labtim! ano kayang ibig sabihin nun? hehehe. ikaw di ka nasagot sa text ko ha. :em48:

      Eto ang meaning nun Ambo, OPPOSITES ATTRACT. :em47: Nyahahahha. Di daw tayo talo. :em47: Sabi ko na nga ba at ma de-develop ka eh.:em47: Hahahahha. Wala akong load, censya na.:em23:
  9. c5, baka expensiveness… hahaha ewan totoo ba yan??? eh bat di pa ako leader ngayon??? tsaka dami kong katangahan andun sa blog!


    ba’t mu naman inihian ang kahabaan nang C5 hanggang UP Diliman? ano ba talaga ang galit mo? hahaha!


    kung iniwan man kita sa kotse, yun eh dahil pumunta nga sa kahuyan nang UP Diliman ang Ambo at iihi! hahhaha

    AT anu nga ba ang problema nyong dalwa bakit di nyo man lang itinulak ang kotse ko, aber???

      Just bloghopping….makikiraan lang po…nyahahahha :em71:
  10. :em35: Ayoko na sa bolang crystal mo Chuva. Ang pangit ng results ng name at nickname ko. Sana naging Vladimir na lang ako :em32:

      :em21: sige hanap ako ng iba yung puro positive at walang negative…hahahha, sige from now on VLAD na tawag ko sayo dear…pero ang real name naten ay magkapatid….hehhhehe..uyy di ba you’re in Sweden? I have a friend there ahem, *nag fe-feeling close* name nya MOGLi of http://metrobloggen.se/mogli :em21:
  11. nyak ayaw ko ng name ko kya di na ko nakisilip sa bolang kristal mo =)

      “hehehe, naalala ko tuloy si Manag Bola….ei see yah later ha! If you’d like, we can meet sa Cubao Farmers mamya”


  12. My number is: 5

    “The characteristics of #5 are: Expansiveness, visionary, adventure, the constructive use of freedom.

    Your popularity may lead you toward some form of entertainment or amusement. Whatever you do, you are clever, analytical, and a very quick thinker.”

    Quite true, unless I use another name. And the results was for realz.

    “Expression, verbalization, socialization, the arts, the joy of living.”

    Thanks for sharing the links. Your name is nice, or if your parents made another name you want, eh di na nosebleed yun?

      “Hello K (ayyy, parang Hello Kitty)….nyaahahaaha…I will try no to annoy you again. Ever. :em28: Pramis. Kaso di ko mapigil. Sori talaga K. Pero I really mean it from the bottom of my :em70:, magaling ka talaga kumanta…I :em70: your voice. Sing for me please :em55: Ayan na I’m starting to annoy :em48: you again …hahahaha” :em47: PIS TAYO HA
  13. ayoko ko rin ng name ko…masyadong kolonyal. gusto ko yung tipong malalim na tagalog. Halimbawa, Panday Kirat, or Pantas, Makisig, Matipuno,,,hehehe, parang batch sa PMA ah!

      “BORDS!!! Akala ko ba eh JUAN ang pangalan mo? Kolonyal ba yun? Nyaahaha….ei infairness, unique ang real name mo bords! May feminine touch :em47: . Hahaha. Pero mas bagay sayo ang MAKISIG or MATIPUNO or MATALINO” :em55: MOGLING MOGLI ang arrive!”

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