More Odd Baby-Naming
Posted: 16 August 2007 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]
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A Chinese couple seeking a distinctive and modern name for their child chose the commonly used typographic symbol ‘@’ (or ‘at’) - much to the consternation of Chinese officials.
The unidentified couple and the attempted naming were cited Thursday by a Chinese government official as an example of bizarre names creeping into the Chinese language.

The father ‘said “the whole world uses it to write e-mails and translated into Chinese it means ‘love him,’”’ Li Yuming, the vice director of the State Language Commission, said at a news conference.

The symbol ‘@’ sounds like the Chinese phrase ‘love him.’

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=61907&in_page_id=2

I suppose that people in China are trying to find more originality in their names, but this might be getting a little silly.
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Posted: 16 August 2007 08:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Well, the meaning in Chinese makes it quite poetic. It does seem they put some thought into it.

It may, however, open the door for names like “1337”, “H@><()r” or “R0f1” though…

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Posted: 16 August 2007 09:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’m sure this story was around at least a year ago.

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Posted: 17 August 2007 09:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Renquist - 17 August 2007 01:15 AM

I’m sure this story was around at least a year ago.

It may have been, but I’ve seen it in the main headlines recently.

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