You Won't Find This in any Baby Name Book

 

Okay, so we know that many people are concerned about population growth and that many countries have established laws designed to limit said growth.  China’s “one child policy” is the most (in)famous, but I just read this story in which a Vietnamese man named his son “Fined Six Thousand and Five Hundred” because that was the amount he was fined for having this fifth son.  The amount is 6,500 dong or approximately fifty cents.  Apparently this son, now a young man of 19, was ridiculed and teased throughout school and life and has now changed his name to the more respectable Mai Hoang Long, or Golden Dragon.

 

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9 thoughts on “You Won't Find This in any Baby Name Book

  1. YOU DO HEAR OF SOME STRANGE NAMES—-A FRIEND OF MINE IN MISSISSIPPI SAID SHE KNEW OF A MOTHER WHO NAMED HER TWINS -ORANGEJELLO———AND LEMONJELLO———-I FORGOT TO ASK WHAT SEX THEY WERE-I WAS TOO BUSY CRINGING FOR THE POOR KIDS—–AND CAN YA IMAGINE GOING INTO THE STREET TO CALL YOUR KIDS IN *** ‘ORANGEJELLO–LEMONJELLO—–WHERE ARE YOU’——-AND A DOZEN KIDS SCREAMING BACK AT YA–“IN THE FRIDGE -COOLING”————-HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS FUZZY

  2. Wow, is 6,500 dollars only 50 cents? That is hard to compute. Fish said once that if she ever had a child and it was a girl she was going to name her JellyBean. There is sometimes no logic in picking a name for a new human…but the Hebrews thought that names came to parents as divine inspiration and they believed that picking a name was important as it determines who the child will be…and not the other way around. So of course they picked names very carefully. The Indians of America did sort of the same thing..when naming their child. It is for this reason that I regret the name chosed for my first daughter because my instinct (and I totally belive in instinct) chose one name and her dad did not like it so I comprimised with him. Now I know she should have had the first one. Anyway, I liked this blog…it make me remember things.

  3. I’m sure Mr. Six Thousand hated it, but since we have people naming themselves 50 Cents and the like, I’m not surprised. In fact, I think if I have a kid I’ll name it Tenure, that way I’ll have tenure no matter what.

  4. Only 50 cents for a fifth child. that must have been a lot of money. How sad, when you think of the whole thing. Anyway, names do make a difference. Inames my sons names i thought would be strong and powerful. And yes, i do beleive my sons both grew up to be powerful strong men. But poor 6500, having to be a kid named that.

  5. lmaoooooo @ the comments ,hehe fuunny …cute.. i new some twins named icey and ocey…im not joking,,when they told me there names i i was like, wt?? but yup.. good blogg, thanks for sharing,, loven huggss 2 u ..XXXXXXXXX
    SISSY

  6. ROFLMFAO at Max! Always have Tenure. Chuckle, giggle, teehee.

    All of your comments are so good! Thanks all and huggs all ’round.

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