Anime Fan Names Only Son ‘Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze’

A single dad in the Philippines recently made international news headlines after it was revealed that he named his only son after popular anime protagonist Naruto and his parents.

Jamesey Bolivar Maribojo, a 29-year-old anime buff from Davao City in the Philippines, is a big fan of Naruto, the mischievous teen ninja whose adventures have fascinated several generations of anime enthusiasts. He loves Naruto so much that when his girlfriend became pregnant he worked hard to convince her to name their son after the popular character. She agreed, but Jamesey did not stop there. Once he got his foot through the proverbial door, he pushed hard to have the surnames of Naruto’s parents written on the boy’s birth certificate. His son’s full name is Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze Maribojo.

“I’ve always been an avid fan of the anime, ever since the beginning,” the 29-year-old father explained his decision. “If you know Naruto: Shippuden, its story revolves around a boy who grew up with no family. As a single parent, I look after my son 24/7. But before his mother and I separated, we agreed to name him Naruto.”

“But I was not contented with just naming him ‘Naruto.’ I included the surname of his mother, Kushina Uzumaki, and the surname of his father, Minato Namikaze. My son ended up with the name Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze P. Maribojo,” Jamesey added.

Apparently, Jamesey’s family didn’t agree with his choice of names for his baby. They kept saying that it would be difficult for the boy to write and pronounce, and that he would be bullied by other kids, but there was no talking the Filipino father out of it.

“At first, nobody believed that was his full name because I kept calling him Naruto. Many were asking me if it was his real name,” the anime fan said.

The young father said that if he ever has another son, he will most likely name him after Naruto’s anime rival, Sasuke Uchiha.

As weird as naming your son after an anime character might seem, it’s definitely better than naming him Statistical Information Communication Office.