Dingdong, Marian: No gender preference, name for baby yet

By , on May 26, 2015


Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera all smiles on their wedding. (Photo from Dantes’ official Facebook page)
Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera all smiles on their wedding. (Photo from Dantes’ official Facebook page)

MANILA – Celebrity couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera have not yet chosen any names for their baby yet – although they are really excited – as they first wanted to know their child’s gender.

After Dingdong’s guest appearance in GMA 7’s Sunday All Stars, he was asked by reporters for updates on his baby.

“Parte ng regular check-up, yung susunod na, hopefully ay malaman na [namin yung gender]. Hopefully, this week,” he said.

(It’s part of the regular check-up, on the next, hopefully, we’d know the gender then. Hopefully, this week.)

When asked in a separate interview about what gender he preferred, the actor-host honestly had no preference.

“I don’t know… It’s hard to plan pagdating sa mga bagay na ganyan. Kung anuman yung idinidikta ng excitement, ‘di ba?  Hindi natin alam,” he said.

(I don’t know… It’s hard to plan when it comes to things like that. Whatever excitement dictates, right? We don’t know.)

“Gaya ng sinasabi namin parati, talagang ang mahalaga, e, healthy siya at lumaking mabuti. So, sa ngayon, wala muna kaming hinihiling. Kung ano ang ibigay ng Panginoon, we will be very grateful,” he added.

(Like what we always say, what’s really important is that the child grows healthy and good. So, as of now, we are not asking for anything more. Whatever the Lord gives, we will be very grateful.)

In an earlier interview with the couple, Marian stated that she did not want to immediately announce the gender of their baby to the public as she wanted to ‘feel the moment’ first.

The actress shared, however, that she wanted to include “Jose” in the name of their child should it be a boy, and “Maria” in the name should it be a girl.

“Pero mas maganda talagang umpisahan yung pag-iisip ng mga posibleng pangalan kapag nandiyan na talaga at alam na namin [ang gender],” Dingdong said.

(But it is still best to start thinking of possible names when the baby’s out already and when we already know the gender.)

“Although hindi mo maiiwasan, siyempre dahil sa excitement, names are really coming up right now,” he added.

(Although you can’t help it, of course because of excitement, names are really coming up right now.)