I just read that this year's most popular baby names have come out in America, and it got me thinking about names here in the Philippines. While Emma and Jacob are now the most popular names in America, and the number of Baracks and Mileys are rising in ranks,you won't find those on the top of the list here. I don't know for sure, but I would say Marie and Andre are the most popular names that I have come across. Others that I really like, and have stuck with me are Lyka Mae, Jevie, Janelyn, Rodjerick, and Jolever.
A trend here is for parents to give their children unique names. Some of the more unique ones that I have met so far have been Juggle and Princess.
I've been told that one of the ways parents come up with names is to combine their own. So, for example, my parents' names are Dave and Nancy, so my name could have been one of the following rockstar names:
-Dancy- I kind of like this name, different, one of a kind, pretty cool.
-Davy- Another cool name, I like it a lot.
and last, but not least
-Navy- so whether I'm old or blue, probably wouldn't have been that great of a name choice... although I could always use Anchors Aweigh as my theme song...