Sunday, January 02, 2011

The Filipino Surname


The Muhlachs started it all. One of the first foreign-sounding last names in Philippine Showbiz. Or was it brought into being by O'Brien (Baby)? Established by Bonnevie (Dina)? Or set up by Discher (Etang)?

Not so long ago we heard of:
Dixson (Alice), Medved (Nanette), Taylor (Maui), Dalrymple (Serena), Bovick (Aleck), Page (Amanda), Bunevacz (David), Turvey (Brad), Agassi (Carlos), Carlson (Maria Teresa), Jones (Angelica), Miles (Aubrey), and The Prats (including Mia),

With them adding fuel to the fire:
Curtis (Ann), Milby (Sam), De Rossi (Alex and Assunta), Geisler (Baron), Wilson (Maggie), Gerbach (Melanie), Anderson (Gerald), Andrews (Bobby), Khouny (Uma), Kurdi (Yasmien), Moto (Iwa), and Ramsay (Derek)

Filipinos are no longer referred to as 'The Asians with Spanish surnames'. We are becoming International. It is because we are everywhere na talagah! Sa totoo lang. And to also add, gone were the days when Chinese Family names are exclusively for the Pinoy Business World only. Now we have them in Showbiz too... Hello Kim Chiu and Echong Dee!

And gosh ha! they wont stop. Let's welcome the new breed:
Mische (Jewel), Heusaff (Solenn), Guidicelli (Matteo), Younghusband (Phil), Schuck (Empress), Batherson (Ian), Stroem (Markki), Ricks (Melissa), Raj (Venus) and of course The Eigenmanns.

Butt.....

If there is one to be awarded with the most exotic and unusual name in Pinoy Showbiz ever, that would, without question, goes to...... Jackie Kookooritchkin! Taray ano? Pls lang!

18 comments:

Echos Erita said...

Ikaw ate lyka, kung bibigyan ka ng pagkakataong palitan ang iyong surname, what would it be and why?

Go, at huhusgahan kita kung ang sagot mo ba eh pang Miss U, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth, o kung ano pang Miss-Miss meron.

I challenge you!

Ekra Tan said...

Rudolf YAPTINCHAY.

Gerone OLORICISIMO.

Bakla ka kasi.

Lyka Bergen said...

@Echos Erita. Kaka-Erita ka! Cge na nga. Kung palitan ko man ang pangalan ko, it would be Ocean na lang. As in Ocean lang, walang Surname ala Jaya. At kung pakakasalan na ako ni Johnny Depp... Magiging Mrs. Ocean Depp na aketch! Di ba bongga?


@Ekra: Mas Bongga ang mga Surnames na na isip mo. Very 80's! Lola ka na!

Nimmy said...

"butt..." talaga oh! wahahaha

Jackie Kookooritchkin! winner itey! haqhaha

Anonymous said...

how about mary walter?

love aj sotteau

Ekra Tan said...

gaga i was just mentioning your high school crush and favorite SM model. chos.

bagay na name sa yo ay Malou. tapos pakasalan mo si Brad Pitt.

Lyka Bergen said...

@Nimmy: May naisip ka pa bang iba?

@ AJ: Asan ka ba pumunta at nawala ka ng 5 taon? Chos! And yes, how can i forget Mary Walter? The first woman to do lips to lips in Pinoy Cinema. Naloka ako.

@Ekra: Malou Pitt? Tse!

Momel said...

Darling research! But as for me, I'd far rather have those priceless comics with no surname. Palito, Chichay, Balot, Don Pepot. Those guys are just priceless.

fuchsiaboy said...

magpapakasal ka ba at ito ang nasa utak mo?

Ronnie said...

Do you watch beauty pageants? I love the surname of this contestant.

Elizabeth Nacuspag.

Pinoy na pinoy diba? Parang nalaspag. She is beautiful.

Lyka Bergen said...

@Momel: also Cachupoy, Dabiana, Babalu. Medyo may pagka pangit ka kasi noon if you have no surname except kay Paraluman who is more ahead sa mga taong ito. But ngayon, medyo magaganda na sila.... look at Jaya. Buti na lang at di masyadong nagka-award at baka natawag na na-Jajaya! Ching!

@Fuchsiaboy: I dont get your point, so please stop pointing at me. Charot.

@Ronnie: I love that Nacuspag girl. Pero wala pa ring tatalo kay Sovietskaya Bacud. Pls lang!

Echos Erita said...

Winner ka te! At talagang Ocean ha? Lamang-dagat ka talaga. Hipon? LOL

At dahil sa sagot, ito na ang hatol ko. Ikaw na ang Miss Lamang Dagat. Bet mo?

At kung ikakasal na kayo ni Depp mo, tama bang ang theme song niyo eh Ocean Deep?

Che!

YAJNAT said...

Change of career ka dhay?...from bold star to shining bold star!bonga!cge pakita mo ung baby bold star pic mo...wahehhehehehhehehhe

JasonPaul said...

si mary walter din naisip ko. lol. tsaka pang-foreigner yung gasser diba? flora gasser.

ikaw nagcompile niyan? ang effort. pakamay.

hapon apelido ko. wala lang. epal lang.

kalansaycollector said...

winner. sad tapos na ang pamamayagpag ng requiestas, bitagcol at guinoo...

i-welcome na ang mga yan sa showbiz landia!

mel beckham said...

Sino si Jackie?

Anonymous said...

^Yung 80's gameshow host na laging napagpapalit kay Jackie Lou Blanco at anak ni Ronald Remy, yung televangelist nung early 80's.

Ewan said...

hanggaling naman...
ilang araw mo compile mga names na yun teh?

exchange link tau teh

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