In honor of his profession, a web designer from the Philippines named his son HTML.
The newborn was introduced as Hypertext Mark-up Language Rayo Pascual – or HTML for short – in a Facebook post.
Mac Pascual, the child’s father and a web developer, is said to have chosen the unusual name as a nod to his profession.
He told local news site inquirer.net that his family has a history of unusual names, explaining that his own name is an abbreviation for Macaroni 85.
He claimed that one of his sisters’ official names is Spaghetti 88, and that her two children are named Cheese Pimiento and Parmesan Cheese, though they prefer to be called Chippy and Peewee.
HTML was born healthy at the Bulacan Medical Mission Group Cooperative Hospital, about an hour north of Manila, according to Inquirer.net. He weighed 2.25 kilograms (4.9 pounds).
Salie Rayo Pascual, his mother, told the website that she is overjoyed to welcome her child and that relatives are pleased with the name choice.
Sincerely Pascual – full name Sincerely Yours Pascual – HTML’s aunt, shared a photo of the newest member of her family on Facebook, writing: ‘Welcome to the world HTML.’
The post has been shared 8,978 times and has sparked a slew of jokes on social media.
‘[That baby] is going to be a Pentagon hacker when he grows up. One comment reads, ‘It’s in his name.’
‘In the future, bullies may target him and ridicule him.’