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Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Chinese Begin Alphabetizing Their Children

From CRIENGLISH.com:

Controversy Over Child Named "D"

2005-11-06 11:29:13
xinhua

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As society diversifies and individual freedom increases, Chinese parents are racking their brains to give what is often their only child a unique name, sometimes a strange one.

In Dengfeng city, some 700 kilometers south of Beijing, home to the Shaolin Temple famous for Kungfu, a father decided to name his newborn son "Hu D" -- Hu is the surname and the English letter D was the newborn's given name.

The father, Hu Yu (not his real name), said he named his son Hu D, hoping his son would have a desire to create and innovate as he grew up.

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