Monday, July 31, 2006

Banned: Khiow Khoo, Sor Chai, Karrupusamy and Woti

I guess this adds on to the list of Malaysian name dilemma blogged here.

I'm not sure whether I have came across this in the local news due to a busy weekend, but thanks to Jonathan Kent of Beebs, I got to know that you can't simply name your child's name.



To quote:

...and Malays from trying names like Woti, meaning sexual intercourse.

Woti=sexual intercourse? That's something new to me! I thought it is kongk*k=sexual intercourse? No?

Seriously, do you like people governing your lives, i.e. even naming your own child?

And presenting here, the longest name of a person in the world...

The award for the longest name for a person belongs to a German immigrant to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The name he was given at birth, and which somehow fit on his passport was:

(First and "middle" names)
Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert
Irvim John Kenneth Loyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy
Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor Willian Xerxes Yancy
Zeus

(Last name)
Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorffvoralternwarengewissenhaf
tschaferswesenchafewarenwholgepflegeundsorgfaltigkeitbeschut
zenvonangereifenduchihrraubgiriigfeindewelchevorralternzwolf
tausendjahresvorandieerscheinenbanderersteerdeemmeshedrraums
chiffgebrauchlichtalsseinursprungvonkraftgestartseinlangefah
rthinzwischensternartigraumaufdersuchenachdiesternwelshegeha
btbewohnbarplanetenkreisedrehensichundwohinderneurassevanver
standigmenshlichkeittkonntevortpflanzenundsicherfreunanleben
slamdlichfreudeundruhemitnichteinfurchtvorangreifenvonandere
rintlligentgeschopfsvonhinzwischensternartigraum

Senior

In case you didn't notice, he has one given name for every letter of the alphabet plus his surname. Needless to say, he shortened it, and was commonly known as Mr. Hubert Wolfe, though officially it was said that he signed his name Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff, Sr.

Happy naming! ;)

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