Baby Boy Garcia was born two days ago. His mom is my mom's midwife, but more that that, she's also my friend. For some bizaare reason, she gave me the honor of naming her first born son and I chose to name him Paolo. I've always liked the name Paolo, it seems so distinct (even if I'm sure there are a million other Paolos in the Philippines alone). And of course, I have other ulterior motives :)
So anyway, I was deadset on naming the baby Paolo when my sister butted in about knowing a Paolo in school who was a certified butthead and it wouldn't bode well to name a baby after a certified butthead now would it? She then suggested naming the baby Bernard Jericho instead, as she was leafing through a showbiz magazine at that very moment (three guesses on what she was looking at :). However, I was adamant about naming him Paolo and after a few minutes of disagreeing and putting down each other's choices for a name, we decided on a compromise and agreed to name him Bernard Paolo.
Fortunately, Ate Virgie went with our decision. Hence, Baby Boy Garcia will soon be christened as Bernard Paolo Rivera Garcia. Definitely a muy tisoy name. This little bundle has a lot to live up to, with a monicker like that.
On a personal note, I've long decided to name my future daughter Dagny after Ayn Rand's character in Atlas Shrugged although I'm still not so sure about my future son's name because I'm partial to last names which can also double as first names (Romero, Javier, Miranda etc). Sure, it will be confusing but I like to keep people on their toes :)
Alrighty, enough merrymaking for the day. The weather is supposed to reach 42 degrees today. Hope everyone manages to keep their cool!