It seems like Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez are fond of the name Maria.

After naming their first born, Maria Isabella, the couple revealed their plans of giving the same to their upcoming second daughter, only replacing the second name with Gabriela.

In Mariel’s recent vlog post, she talked about the inspiration behind their choice.

According to her, aside that she and Isabela both carry the name, Maria is also similar to Mother Mary.

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MARIEL PADILLA (Instagram)

Mariel still practices the Catholic faith despite being married to Robin, a Muslim.

As for the baby’s second name, the TV-host revealed it is inspired by the Filipina revolutionary leader, Gabriela Silang.

She also said it honors Robin’s mother, Eva Cariño, who has claimed being a descendant of Gabriela.

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MARIEL and Robin Padilla with daughter Maria Isabella

Last weekend, Mariel hosted a dinosaur-themed baby shower. It was a star-studded event with celebrity friends such as Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, and Amy Perez in attendance.

Mariel broke the news of her second pregnancy last May on “It’s Showtime”. She later revealed that the baby is a girl through a previous YouTube vlog last June.

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