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Names and their times

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The other day, ABS-CBN.com carried an amusing report about unusual names that were spotted among the list of successful examinees in the recent UP College Admissions Test. People at first thought the names Sincerely Yours ’98 Pascual, Cyber 1A22 Cruz, and Cressida B3 Reyes were computer errors.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Delete’ button waffling

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Like it or not, many of us do a periodic painful drill. We sift through names, from “A” to “Z,” in address books or computer directories. Some have died, such reviews invariably show. “Thou know’st ’tis common; all that lives must die/Passing through nature to eternity,” Hamlet says. Others are ill and edge toward that transition.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Mrs. Schemer, I presume?

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“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…” but, Sir William, had you heard of “Bubuy,” “Rek Rek,” or “Weng Weng,” would you still of that same opinion be?

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Kinder names

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Talk about life in surreal Philippines. The other week there was a news article about a man who had committed suicide after his girlfriend broke up with him. Her name was Hopeless.   As a university administrator I have to sign countless documents with all kinds of names. Reading about Hopeless reminded me of a [...]

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Living with a kilometric name

I FOUND quite amusing Roderick M. Frago’s Youngblood article “My name is…” (Inquirer, 10/20/12). It reminded me of the countless comments people made about my kilometric name—Claude Lucas de Castro Despabiladeras—which often gets mispronounced.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My name is…

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A name gives an identity to an otherwise obscure character. It defines a human being, making him/her tangible, unlike a concept that one can think of but can never really feel or visually identify.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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