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PHOTOS: Drama as popular web developer names son ‘HTML’


Baby HTML and mom

A Philippine web designer has named his son Hypertext Mark-up Language Rayo Pascual (HTML).

The child’s father, Mac Pascual, who made this known via a Facebook post, explained that he chose the unusual name in honour of his profession.

Pascual told local news site that uncommon names run in his family, explaining that his own name is short for Macaroni 85.

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Pascual said that one of his sisters’ official names was Spaghetti 88 and claimed her two children are called Cheese Pimiento and Parmesan Cheese, though they go by Chippy and Peewee for short.

HTML was born healthy, weighing 2.25 kilograms (4.9 pounds) at the Bulacan Medical Mission Group Cooperative Hospital, about an hour’s drive north of the capital, Manila, reported.

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His mum, Salie Rayo Pascual, told the website that she is delighted to welcome her child and said relatives were pleased with the choice of name.

HTML’s aunt, Sincerely Pascual – full name Sincerely Yours Pascual – shared a snap of the newest addition to her family on Facebook, writing: ‘Welcome to the world HTML.’

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The post has been shared more than 8,978 times and inspired numerous jokes from social media users.

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