Odd Baby Naming in China

In China, nearly 3,500 kids are named after Olympics. This shows that the 2008 Games is more than an event—it will be a cultural and histor... thumbnail 1 summary
In China, nearly 3,500 kids are named after Olympics. This shows that the 2008 Games is more than an event—it will be a cultural and historical phenomenon held very dear to the hearts of the Chinese. So don't be surprised if sometime in the future you meet a lot of Chinese named, Olympics.

Here's another unique baby naming story - a Chinese couple wants to take unique baby naming to another level. A San Francisco Chronicle article mentioned a couple’s desire to literally name their baby “@”, spelled just like that.
“A Chinese couple seeking a distinctive name for their child settled on the e-mail ‘at’ symbol — annoying government officials grappling with an influx of unorthodox names."
“The unidentified couple were cited Thursday by a government official as an example of citizens bringing bizarre names into the Chinese language. Written Chinese does not use an alphabet but is comprised of characters, sometimes making it difficult to develop words for new or foreign objects and ideas.”
They had good intentions—In Chinese, the letters ‘a’ and ‘t’ sound like words for “love him.” It’s still unknown if the parents were successful at naming their little one ‘at.’

4 comments

JO said...

oh that is so so weird! poor kid.

its a good thing changing names is now easier than before.

Lizzy said...

Intriguing.. nevertheless unique. But the name Olympics.. it's just too much. I'd support the couple who wanted to name their baby "@". Haha! They can always convert them to Chinese characters.

cielo said...

baka next dotcom na....
hehehhe

chinita said...

hi jo, hehe yeah people could get really weird ideas.. makes us unique.

lizzy, i know what you mean i'f i were the baby i would object to being named olympic hehe makes me think of muscled athletes and if the baby is girl that is just so weird.

ei cielo, i would'nt be surprised if someone will be named dot com soon. there's even a trend now to check has available domains before they actually pick the name fr their kids..

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