Baby’s name

June 24, 2014 in Baby

We found out the baby’s gender by accident.

I had a bladder infection during my 16th week of pregnancy and got admitted to the hospital. My obgyn gave me an ultrasound check to make sure baby was alright. In the middle of the scan she was like

“There you go, look at the kuku, so clear! It’s a boy!”

I looked at her in utter  shock, and she was like, “you did want to know the sex of your baby, right?”


I did, but i was also overconfidently sure that i was having a girl. So sure that the word “kuku” has not ever even crossed my mind wtf. I just knew i would have a girl. I would name her Lisa (in one of my pregnancy dreams, there was two little girls, who appeared to be my daughters, and the younger one called her sister Lisa. So Lisa it was).

But i was having a boy.

And so the whole list of cute baby girl names i jotted down over the past few months in the memo pad was to be burnt.

The first thing i said to the danna was, “well, the name is your job now.”

Wrong move.

The baby’s name was “baby”, until yesterday wtf.


Many many many of you asked me on Instagram what the baby’s name was, i couldn’t reply because we didn’t have a name for him. Yet.

I didn’t realize how hard it is to give a new human a name.

We named Champon Champon because we wanted to eat the Nagasaki Noodle and were like, hey! Let’s name the dog Champon. But i cannot name my son Mentaiko just because it happens to be in our kitchen menu every week. Likewise the danna cannot name his son “Awesome Surfboard”.

The older you get, the more people you meet, the more friends you have, the more internet you use, the less names seem to appeal to you. (I mean, who would name their daughter Sadako, which is actually a beautiful name before the movie ruined it forever?? You like “Emily” but then suddenly you thought of the mean girl who bullied you in primary school.) You may want a unique name but you have to make sure the name you pick isn’t something other people can make fun of, and doesn’t sound weird or carry obscene meaning in other languages, etc etc etc. Because it is for life!

And then almost every other name you have in your name dictionary is bound to get spoilt by some kind of assholes in this world. Even if it isn’t, Google will spoil it for you.

For example i really quite like the name Narissa (when i thought i was having a girl), so i went google it and turned out it is a Disney witch queen who uses black magic and in the end falls to an explosive death wtf. Another time when i finally found a boy name that i think was super cute (like, oh-my-god-this-is-it cute), i found out it is the nick name to some shit boy band members and i was so so pissed off cuz i didn’t want people to think that was obsessed with some lame teenange pop idol wtf. Then in other occasions, the google images of a few names i typed in turned out to be porn pictures WTF.

You  get what i mean?????

It was so difficult i almost wanted to give up and just call my son “Hi baby” forever.

So then we just pretended it wasn’t something of urgency and shrugged it off, until our son was actually born. And that we had to register a name for him within 14 days. And it was getting awkward because our friends didn’t know what to call this baby.

Finally today we went to JPN and made him a birth certificate. He officially exists in this world. With a name.

And his name is Junya.


In Japanese it is written 「純也」because i always like the Kanji 「純」(pronounced “Jun”).

Initially we thought of calling him just “Jun”, since coincidentally he was also gonna be born in June. And if he happened to come to this world on 1st of June, confirm we would call him “Junichi” 「純一」(literally “Jun First” or “Jun One” lolol). Too bad he was born 10 days later, on the 11th. Then we briefly considered calling him “Junichiichi” (Jun One One) lolol. But briefly only la. Didn’t want him to hate us for the rest of his life lol.

ANyway the Kanji 「純」 means pure, or purity. And i want him to grow up having a pure and kind heart just like his papa. Which to me personally is really really the most important thing a person can ever have. And that it is all that matters in the end.

Our son, Junya. 🙂








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64 responses to “Baby’s name”

  1. Mimie says:

    The name sounds good.. and it reminds me of his birthmonth.

  2. Michiekins says:

    Congrats again Cheesie and husband! and Junya is a cute name! Reminds me of the famous fashion designer Junya Watanabe! 🙂

  3. rachel says:

    ahhh junya is such a cute name!!!!!! <3 <3 congratulations :)ni really thought u were gonna name ur son kai LOL

  4. Miya says:

    Hi cheesie congrats on having a healthy and handsome baby! I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time and this is only the second comment I’ve posted so far I think haha nYour blog never fails to make me smile and I hope you will have more happy days to come!

  5. iJessiepod says:

    I see him living up to his name already ❤️

  6. Fie says:

    What a beautiful name. Congrats on your baby boy, he’s such a cutie pie. My hubby and I went through so many names before settling, I totally understand about finding the right one. Glad you settled on such a meaningful name.

  7. Happy Berry says:

    Congratulation! Finding a name was so difficult for us. It was like you wrote. Google for a name and you end up “let’s call him baby!”nI live in germany and it was hard to find a matching name because in germany not every name is allowed. But in the end everything went fine and we could name our son Naoki. I really love this Name and the meaning a lot ♥nI wish you a great time with little Junya

  8. Mimosa Tree says:

    What a beautiful name. Before this I’ve never hearf of Junya before, but it sounds suitable for every country and unique. Best wishes!

  9. Rosuma says:

    That’s an awesome name, Cheesie! I hope your son grows up healthy and happy! 🙂 Congrats to you and Mr. Cheesie! Hehe 🙂

  10. Elisabeth says:

    aw so beautiful name, it sounds so nice.. Junya… love the meaning too. btw, how about the “Ya”? any special meaning or it is like ending sound only?nlooking forward to see more of you, Junya… ♡

  11. C says:

    Congrats! Junya is an interesting name! Will you be posting about your birth story? 🙂

  12. Jillian says:

    きれいな名前ですね ♡

  13. msjerseycow says:

    i LOL-ed at Junichiichi! LOLnnJunya sound like a beautiful name! 🙂

  14. Hayley says:

    He’s so lovely and you’ve chosen such a perfect name for him. I’m sure that with such kind and big-hearted parents he will definitely grow up to be a wonderful man who lives up to his name.

  15. Laura says:

    Such a cute name for such a cute baby<3 I really like it!n

  16. micjiaxin says:

    Junya is really a beautiful name!

  17. Haru says:

    Cute name 🙂 by the way what’s your name? I’m reading your blog for almost two years and I don’t know it.

  18. Lizbeth Ortega says:

    Omg its a beautiful name….. God bless u…

  19. Daffy W says:

    Hello baby Junya!

  20. Zzzzz says:

    Your baby has really nice complexion!! So fair and rosy!!! Junya sounds really cool!! Bet he can court girls with little effort in future

  21. Larry says:

    Welcome to the world Junya. I hope it is a nice place for you to live in.

  22. Janie says:

    I totally know what you mean. I really liked the name Emma… that is until I found out my boyfriend’s sister’s dog is called Emma. nnAnd hi Junya! You’ve got a great set of parents. 😀

  23. Michi says:

    Hi Cheesie! nCOngrats on ur first child! He is way too good-looking for a newborn! fufufufu.nnI totally feel you regarding the choice of name! but definitely it’s a nice name! When I saw on IG ur baby’s name was Junya, I just thought of Junya Watanabe. hahaha

  24. airmeli says:

    I just happen to call Emily. :p anyway, Emily means Every Moment I Love You so well… Anyway, Junya is a nice name~始めなして〜 though nv really seen him in person before.

  25. xiaomi says:

    Junya is a lovely name.

  26. melmonica says:

    Junya is such a beautiful name! Love it!

  27. caren says:

    Congrats cheesie on your first born. Junya is a lovely name, love it… funny thing about the dream, I was dreaming having a boy, even before I was pregnant, guess what,we are having a girl, I guess the oldwivestale is true you will be having the baby opposite gender of your dream.

  28. sgrmse. says:

    hello, baby Junya!!! he looks like a little peach in that photo! 😀 AAAGGGHHH. it’s so good to officially meet you, BabyCheese! hehe. here i was thinking you were keeping the name a secret & i’d just take it upon myself to refer to him as BabyCheese forever. lol!!

  29. Pingping says:

    Congratulations Cheesie! Feels like we’ve been with you for so long – from the then model days to now, being a mommy to adorable little Junya <3 Little Junya, you’re gonna be adored by so many in this world, grow up well! <3 <3

  30. Peiqing says:

    commenting for the 1st time. happy for your family! Junya is a meaningful name. 🙂

  31. Magnet says:

    Junya is a cute name, sounds like Junior. =)

  32. Yumii says:

    I have not left a comment for the longest time but for this milestone in your life, I have to congratulate you. 😀 nnLooking forward to see Junya grow up to a healthy and happy boy. To you, Cheesie, may happiness continue to shower in your life.

  33. Deena says:

    Congratulations to you both! Welcome to the world, Junya!

  34. quaintly says:

    congratulations ringo 🙂 what a beautiful post, and a beautiful baby boy.

  35. sweet_honeydew says:

    You know it’s funny reading this post because my name is actually Lisa, lol. And let me tell you I hated my name growing because of Lisa Simpsons from the American cartoon TV show “The Simpsons” I wanted change my name soooo badly. In fact I think I will one day when I have the money to because I need to also change it on all my IDs and stuff.

  36. Swissmokka says:

    ❤️❤️❤️the name sounds wonderful and meaningful :3 I like Junichi a lot too though, first June ❤️ hahahha so true the name dilemmas ><!

  37. Milky says:

    Junya is so adorable ´////`

  38. Sara says:

    Then when u have 2nd son, u can call him Kenya!!! No joke ok?! Country names r getting very popular… like especially India for girls lol

  39. Rosie says:

    Ok you explained the “Jun”.. but what does “ya” mean?? D:

  40. Cheesie says:

    Why Kai!!! Haha

  41. Cheesie says:

    Thanks so much for the comment! Appreciate it 🙂

  42. Cheesie says:

    Naoki is a nice name too 🙂

  43. Cherixe says:

    Junya sounds a little like ‘junior’ haha 🙂

  44. Jessie says:

    So if you have a daughter next you can name her Junko! And if junya is indeed born on the 1st you can then name your 2nd born junni! :p just kidding, lisa would be better! #thinktoofar #thinktoomuch

  45. Miyen says:

    Junyaaa! So cute lah. And very unique! Ah… the perks of marrying a Japanese. Unique Japanese names. I wish I could name my future children non-malaysian sounding names ;

  46. Cheesie says:

    You can! Why not!

  47. Cheesie says:

    Haha actually second son would be Junji, literally Jun 2!

  48. Cheesie says:

    Thank you!!!

  49. Cheesie says:

    Awww but Lisa is so cute!!! I love it!

  50. Cheesie says:

    OMG hi!!! Thank you so much!!!

  51. Cheesie says:

    Ya lo missed you!!!!!

  52. Cheesie says:

    Haha oh yes his face is so fuzzy now, exactly like a peach!

  53. Cheesie says:

    The word Ya in Kanji is like the English’s “to be” or “is”! So his name is “is pure” lol

  54. Cheesie says:


  55. Cheesie says:

    Lol ya dog is not so bad la at least not ex gf or something lol

  56. airmeli says:


  57. tyler says:

    wow, seems your birth dream was very vivid. Maybe your baby can still be a girl.

  58. Syl says:

    Aww! I really like the name! In fact my Chinese name has the word “纯” in it but because it is same pronunciation with another Chinese word “蠢” that I’ve had 1 or 2 annoying nicknames. 😛

  59. TenshiChn says:

    When I read down to his name that will be registered in the birth cert, it warms my heart. Junya.. the baby with a pure heart who is going to grow up to be like his father ^^nnReally nice name.. congrats cheesie ^^

  60. Angelus says:

    Junyaaaa~ So cute, he will grow up to be handsome boy. Hehe. I think whatever you said is indeed very true. Don’t want baby to hate parents for life for giving a stupid name. Like Idk why someone would named their baby North West. #justsaying haaha

  61. rebecca says:

    I read this post twice, burst out laughing for both time when i read Junichiichi hahahahahahha.

  62. Erika says:

    Junya is lovely <3

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