MANILA, Philippines - Actress Kristine Hermosa has revealed the name of her soon-to-be-born baby girl.
In a taped interview with "The Buzz" aired on Sunday, Hermosa said she and husband Oyo Sotto have chosen "Ondrea Bliss" as their baby's name.
ABS-CBN's Star Studio magazine on Saturday held a baby shower for Hermosa, who is set to give birth in December (cesarean section) or January (normal delivery).
"Naghanap kami. Finally, God spoke to us na eto na 'yung ipangalan ninyo. Ibig sabihin ng Ondrea, strong and courageous. And bliss, ibig sabihin naman unmeasurable joy," Hermosa explained.
"So 'yun 'yung pareho naming naramdaman (Oyo). And gusto naming maging strong and courageous din si Ondrea," she added.
Hermosa said she is happy that Quiel, their adopted son, is looking forward to meeting Ondrea Bliss.
"Three years old na si Quiel. Kuya na siya, alam naman na niya na 'I'm a Kuya,' gumaganun," she said.
Hermosa's and Sotto's relatives also shared their excitement over the newest addition to their family.
"Meron na kaming baby na mahihiram," said Kathleen, Hermosa's sister.
"Excited ako kasi di ba I also gave birth na girl din. Excited na ako na magiging barkada na sila," said Danica, Sotto's sister.
"Pinagdadasal talaga nila 'yan eh. Andaming boys na pamangkin," said Ciara, Sotto's cousin.
"I'm sure magiging super beautiful ang baby dahil maraming pagmamanahan na mga magaganda at gwapo. No doubt," said Dina Bonnevie, Sotto's mother.
Hermosa shared that she still makes it a point to stay active, but admitted that she now gets tired easily.
"Mabilis na lang talaga mapagod. 'Yung fatigue kasi. Pero okay naman," she said.
"Wala naman akong morning sickness so thank God," she added.
Sotto, for his part, said about his pregnant wife: "Mahirap matulog si Tin ngayon, unlike 'yung mga unang buwan talagang iba 'yung tulog niya. Tapos maya't maya gising siya nang gising."
The couple added that Ondrea Bliss seems to have inherited a number of physical features from Hermosa.
"Ang alam ko may cleft chin siya," Hermosa said.
"'Yung cheeks nakita namin ang taba talaga. Chaka 'yung fingers niya mahaba, parang nagmana kay Tin. Buti na lang kay Tin nagmana," Sotto said.
Meanwhile, Sotto said his life has changed when he started his own family.
"Dati sarili ko lang iniisip ko, laging ako. Ngayon, kailangan 'yung kinikita ko sa kanya (Hermosa) napupunta. Responsibilities ko lumalawak at mas dumadami. Hindi 'yung simpleng kailangan mong gumising, tumayo at magtrabaho. Ngayon, pagkagising ko kailangan ko sila i-check bago ako umalis, bago ako mag-taping," he said.
"Maya't maya magche-check ka kung okay ba sila."
He then had this message for Hermosa and their baby.
"Si Tin alam naman niyang lagi akong andiyan para sa kanya. Kapag manganganak na siya, kahit kalagitnaan ng taping, bibiyahe talaga ako. Magkalimutan na ng trabaho, 'wag lang ang baby ko," he ended.