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Rise of the Coronnials:

The Babies Born During

Pandemic

by Anne Marielle Eugenio, April 22, 2020 4:52pm

Art by Dani Elevazo

Trending

Rise of the Coronnials: The Babies Born During Pandemic

by Anne Marielle Eugenio, April 22, 2020 4:52pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
 

We have different monikers per generation. We have the Baby Boomers, Xennials, Millennials, and the Gen Zs. There are different studies about who should be considered for each generation, but while we’re thinking about that, a new generation is about to be born. 

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are anticipating the rise of The Coronnials. According to the Urban Dictionary, a coronnial (or coronial) is conceived during the “Home Quarantine” practice linked to COVID19. They will be born about nine months after the quarantine is lifted in a community.

It’s still unclear if the babies born during the pandemic can be considered coronnials since they were conceived before COVID-19 became a worldwide health threat. Mind you, these infants spent their time in the hospital wearing face shields. Still, this debate didn’t stop some parents from naming their kids after a disease. In the Philippines alone, there are already ‘viral’ stories of how they named their innocent babies.

Have you come across with the name Covid Bryant? This is a tribute for a pandemic and one of the greatest basketball legends of all time. One mom actually named her kid after two significant events in 2020.

There’s another baby girl named Covid Rose and even before she and Covid Bryant meet, people are already shipping them.

Covid Bryant and Covid Rose are not the only ones with a COVID-derived name. Let’s thank Kuya Will for the inspiration for Coviduvidapdap.

There are other baby names that are making waves on the Internet like Covid, Corona, Quarantina, and even Kovvy--another word play on the disease and Kobe Bryant.

This is one of the ways how we can see the strength of people all around the world. We hope these coronnials will grow up to be resilient, just like how their parents are. May these new lives be new hopes too.

 

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