What’s in a name? Web developer in the Philippines names his newborn ‘HTML’, Asia News

Some suggest searching the internet for ideas for naming your newborn.

A couple from Bulacan, Philippines may have taken that advice at face value and named their baby boy Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) Rayo Pascual.

In a Facebook post on Thursday (June 10), Sincerely Pascual uploaded a photo of her baby nephew with the caption, “Welcome to the world, HTML.”

The post went viral with over 12,000 reactions and nearly 10,000 shares.

The proud aunt said her brother chose the name “HTML” because of his job as a web developer, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

In programming, HTML is a language used to explain the structure of a website – from how text, images, and links appear on a web page.

Unique names run in the family — HTML’s father is Macaroni ’85, and his sisters are Spaghetti ’88 and Sincerely Yours ’98, Pascual added.

The publication also reported that the baby’s mother, Salie Rayo Pascual, is thrilled to welcome her firstborn and their loved ones were thrilled with her baby’s name.

Some of the most interesting names in recent memory include Elon Musk’s first child X Æ A-12 and Indonesian daughter named “Y”.

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