“Covid Bryant” trended online as a Filipino mom allegedly named her newborn baby after the coronavirus disease 2019’s acronym and the late NBA superstar Kobe Bryant.
A screenshot of a message revealing that their househelp’s daughter gave birth to a baby boy named Covid Bryant during the first day of the implementation of the community quarantine in Metro Manila made the rounds on Twitter on Wednesday.
The text read: “Anak ng teteng! I just found out through FB that the daughter of our kasambahay gave birth this morning, March 15, Day 1 of Metro Manila Quarantine, and named the baby boy COVID BRYANT. Nemen! Kawawang bata ere.”
The message added: “I called up the mother just now and confirmed it’s true. *Slaps head*”
Some netizens found it amusing, while others felt sorry for the baby to be “inappropriately” named after two of year 2020’s “bad news”.
The world is currently facing the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 200,000 cases and 8,000 deaths.
Kobe Bryant, on the other hand, died in a tragic helicopter crash last January 26.
Here are the mixed reactions of Twitter users.
A netizen also imagined how Covid Bryant will be celebrating his 19th birthday.