We’re Having a Son!

Last Wednesday, my wife and I had the congenital scan for our baby and we learned that we’re having a son! We never had a preference between the genders since just having a baby was already awesome enough and there are wonders with both genders. But my wife, my mom, and a few other friends and family had dreams that we’d be having a son.

Now that I know it’s a boy my mind is swirling with possibilities! (Like hopefully he’ll like UFC also so together we can convince his mom to watch.) 

We really appreciate the support and warm greetings people have given us online and in person. We were also touched and a little amused by the responses to the name we want to give our boy. We liked the name Philip because we both respect the Bible characters with that name, as a reference to Philippines, and because we both find the name interesting. (Carla also has an older brother named Philip.)

I sent out this message regarding the new name and the responses have been varied.

Philip Leonidas Bonifacio? For the record, we're joking about that.


There were the mostly men (but a few awesome women!) who supported the Leonidas idea or contributed ideas of their own! 

I like the ones that say "please." It's like they're saying, "Please do this for all of us guys who've thought of awesome names that were vetoed by our wife."

There are also jokers with their hilarious suggestions.

Philip Morris!


My small group responded entirely with stickers from LINE.

Pictured: The eloquence of men

And of course, the kind words and support that everyone responded with.

Thankful for grandparents who pray for you. Looking forward to our baby meeting them!


In short, thank you for all of you who have wished us well, prayed for us, and showed support for us during this season. As of now, the second name of our son is still in limbo. Maybe next week, we’ll have a definite name for Philip _______ Peralejo Bonifacio.

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  • Reply Madonna September 27, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Nathan “God has given”….Philip Nathan Peralejo Bonifacio…. 🙂

  • Reply Hope Rise September 27, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Congratulations Ptr. Joe and Ms. Carla! 🙂
    I think Leonidas is such a cool name. 😀
    I’d suggest cutting it to “Leon” tho 😉

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