Tuesday, October 12, 2004

The Male Child Formerly Known As @

A man in central China has (fortunately) been blocked from naming his infant son '@'. Officially, this is because the name cannot be rendered in Mandarin, as required by Chinese law. According to the Beijing Morning Post, the father argued that since '@' is on all keyboards (even Chinese ones), it ought to be acceptable.

This comes on the heels of the Missouri man who changed his name to 'They', and the Michigan couple who named their son 'Jon Blake Cusack Version 2.0', instead of Jr. No mention of what the '@' baby finally did get for a name.


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