‘Dami ng pangalan ko, Lord!’: Kid tearfully protests long name while doing homework


This video of a five-year-old kid from Quezon City went viral online after he was seen crying over his “long name” and asking his parents to have it changed.

Drayven Thomas Valdez, the little boy in the video, poured his heart out to his mom and dad while complaining about having “too many” names to write for his school homework.

In a message to STAR’s Latestchika.com, Drayven’s dad Ray shared that the homework required his child to write his full name on one whole page of a notebook. 

Drayven was named after his father, his late grandfather Ruben and maternal great-grandfather Thomas.

“Gusto ko na bawasan pangalan ko,” expressed the young boy in the video after he got tired of writing it down the first time.  

“After one line, napagod na siya. Inaya niya yung mama niya na pumunta daw sila sa City Hall para palitan ang name niya to Boy D. Valdez,” said Ray. 

“Gusto ko Boy Valdez. Mas madali na isulat ang Boy, tapos Valdez. Oh, madali lang ’yun,” Drayven suggested in the video. 

He even spelled out his name, and later exclaimed, “Dami ng pangalan ko, Lord!”

DAMI NG PANGALAN KO, LORD!!DRAYVEN THOMAS D. VALDEZ full name niya. Gusto niya maging BOY D. VALDEZ 🤣😅Edited:5yrs old lang po siya 😁 Mukha lang 7yrs old 🤣🤣DISCLAIMER: This video was not posted to harm the child in any way. DO NOT make a big deal out of it. PLEASE and THANK YOU!

Posted by Ray Jay Valdez on Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Since Drayven’s parents are working full-time, they are able to help him with his assignments and modules at night. Drayven attends a private tutorial session in the morning and an online class in the afternoon.

“He can surely write his name kaya lang, nagsulat siya ng 1-100 (assignment din niya) before namin ginawa yung pagsusulat ng name,” explained Ray. 

Meanwhile, in another Facebook post, Ray joked about having a baby girl named G Valdez, to avoid the same situation in the future.

G ValdezYan na lang ipapangalan natin sa magiging baby Girl natin, baka umangal din kasi 😂

Posted by Ray Jay Valdez on Thursday, 26 November 2020

The less than two-minute video has already generated more than 30,000 reactions and one million views to date. 

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