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Couple tries to name child '@'

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  1. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    A Chinese couple tried to name their baby "@," claiming the character used in e-mail addresses echoed their love for the child, an official trying to whip the national language into line said on Thursday.

    The unusual name stands out especially in Chinese, which has no alphabet and instead uses tens of thousands of multi-stroke characters to represent words.

    "The whole world uses it to write e-mail, and translated into Chinese it means 'love him'," the father explained, according to the deputy chief of the State Language Commission Li Yuming.

    Rest of the story here
     
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    Lol yea i read that article, i couldnt believe it at first.....imagine wat he would go through at school at school if they really named it that!
     
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    wario2ooo vote for me....Wario!

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    :lol:.....makes me wanna name my children "7"....
     
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    Oh good God... Why not just name people smiley faces?
     
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    lol I'm going to name my Child "lol" xDD :lol:
     
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    Lol, "@"??! There was a family who wanted to named their child 'At'. Lol!
     
  7. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    I also read another one the other day, a family wanted to name their kid 'Superman'

    And another one was '4Real', but there's certain laws in some counties forbidding parents to use certain things like numbers and that.
     
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    "@" in Chinese means love him?? does it? how come i've never came accross that?! Am sure when chinese people say "@" its a very poor english american accent of "ata" lol with the 2nd a not as loud.

    But why would you want to label your child with a symbol??? lol
     
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    He;s gonna have a bad time on the internet when epople say "Lol, @ @"
     
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    Gaz Poker Face :D

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    i remember a few years ago in england someone tried to name a child It, but because of some laws against children it wasn't allowed.
     
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    i wish i was as hardcore as them.
     
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    *Decides to name child ")" *
     
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    at least they aren't trying to have a hundred of them.
     
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    :lol:
    @ ; : ' ! ? # $ % ^ & * ( ) + = ] [ :) \ { } > < ¿ ect...
     
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    ^lmao at that (Mostly because I just posted in that thread) <--Hey lookie there, its my son.

    Come on, end parenthesis, we have to go now.
     
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    Wow, what a world we live in eh? I think I'd rather name my kid optimus prime. (Shameless Dane Cook plug)
     
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    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    Now that is some funny stuff. :lol:
     
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    Could be worse.. .. .. they could have tried to name their child after an STD.

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