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Three Filipino babies allegedly named after ‘COVID’ are the iconic trio of 2020

March 23rd, 2020

They say aside from their unconditional love, our parents’ first gift to us from the moment we are born, is our name. Some parents follow certain traditions when naming their child; it could be after a beloved relative or named after the parents themselves, making the kid a “junior” which will soon be known as “Jun-jun” because that’s how things work in a Filipino household.

But the thing about Filipino parents, sometimes they also consider naming their children after a certain place, an important personality, or an event that took place while they were giving birth. Poor babies had to be born with “unique” names that were patterned from tropical storms, TV or movie characters, or in the case of these newborn babies this year, the coronavirus that has killed many and put us all under quarantine.

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused panic among many people across the globe, but for three Filipino moms, they found inspiration (for God knows what reason) to name their newborn baby after the said disease. First, it was a baby boy named “Covid Bryant”—which probably sum up two of the biggest disasters of the year so far—COVID-19 and Kobe Bryant’s tragic death.

And if Covid Bryant wasn’t inappropriately witty or taunting enough for a name, a copy of a birth certificate bearing the names of baby “Covid Rose” and “Covidubidapdap” went viral online.

Sultan Kudarat First District Representative Bai Rihan Sakaluran Mangudadatu even posted the news about Covid Rose to spread “good vibes”.

Pampa goodvibes naman🤣

Posted by Congresswoman Bai Rihan Mangudadatu Sakaluran on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coviduvidapdap’s mom must’ve been an avid Wowowin fan and we understand that. But we’re seriously concerned about the future of this child. When he reached a certain age, are people going to start calling him “Kuya Will,” ask for paybtawsan or a jacket? Is he going to sing a novelty song on every occasion? THERE ARE SO MANY QUESTIONS!

After baby Coviduvidapdap became a hot topic online, some believe that the birth certificate was fake since it used an old NSO logo instead that of PSA. People also claim that it’s impossible to get a copy of an authenticated birth certificate a day after the child’s birth.

Diyos ko! Mas malala pa ito sa Covid Rose ng taga Sultan Kudarat. 😂😂😂First name: CoviduvidapdapMiddle name:…

Posted by Davao Skylines on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Covid Bryant, Covid Rose, and Coviduvidapdap are the iconic trio we never asked for but these baby names are surely a comic relief during these uncertain times. And when they decide to meet in a few years, it will surely be one hell of a reunion!

Although the birth certificates of the three babies have not been validated, Covid Bryant, Covid Rose, and Coviduvidapdap are now the iconic trio of 2020 and you can’t tell me otherwise!

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