Joann - posted on 07/21/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hello, my name is Joann Pan. My son was born on January 25, 2009 and his name is Effren Manuen Pan. My husband thought of the name, Effren (pronounced E-Fren). He saw it in a GQ magazine and thought it was unique. So we stuck with it. We had a hard time deciding on a middle name though. Our good friend, Tom (Thomas) suggested his name because he believes Thomas has a nice ring to every name. His best friend's middle name is Thomas. We were sort of convince and agreed it does have a nice ring to it (Effren Thomas Pan) but my husband and I wanted to give our son a Cambodian middle to represent my husband's ethnicity (I'm Chinese). So in the end we decided on my husband's name as our son's middle name thus Effren Manuen Pan.