So, my husband (Pinoy) and I are starting to get very attached to a name that is also the name of a gulf and a city in the province his father is from. I haven't been able to Google any evidence that it's ever been used as a person's name, but I wouldn't be surprised. I know it will be VERY different, but as long as it has more of a "Brooklyn" vibe than naming a kid "East St. Louis," we're good. DH likes it, but since he grew up outside the Philippines (in Asia and the US), he doesn't feel confident about it, KWIM? As long as it wouldn't possibly have a really strong bad association (like naming a kid Bataan), I think we might go for it.
We just can't ask family because we aren't trying to tell anyone the name until buko bean is born, but can you weigh in? I'm so paranoid, I'm spacing it out so it can't be easily Googled, LOL...
L I N G x A Y E N
(Without the spaces and the x.)
Nickname would be Lina or Lino.
Thoughts? And if this would be better posted in a different forum, let me know...
Thanks so much!