Sunday, June 01, 2008

Man Doesn't Want His Name Eaten

A man is suing his ex-wife for changing their son's name in a disrespectful way.

The boy's Chinese name consisted of his mother's surname first and his father's surname last.

And the middle name was Eat.

His mother had changed the boy's original name, which had his father's surname in the customary place, in June 2005, after she was separated from her husband.
In his statement to the court, the father said the first name change had traumatised him.

'The literal meaning in English is very apparent and suggestive - the (mother's) surname eats the father's surname,' he said. [Link]

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