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    Silliest names

    Firstly, I would appreciate any assistance getting my facts straight when I say that all Asian's with the possible exception of Koreans, Indians and Japanese adopt western 'nicknames' - is this correct?

    In Thailand it was always interesting to see what name had been chosen, weather it was something cool like Selina or Monica or if it was something they thought was cool like Alice or Joy - names which, at least in the UK, are not belonging to anyone under the age of 60.

    But most amusing were some of the childrens nicknames I came across during my teaching days, I have listed a few below but would challenge anyone to contribute anything sillier that they have heard in their years in LOS.


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    Benz
    Dinner
    Pob

    Can't think of anything else - pls assist as I am doing an article on this.
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    From HK itself there's-
    Crazy Chan- a woman, who worked at Lane Crawford department store
    and Benweird 'Forgot his surname', who worked in some factory.
    Nurry Vitachi, a HK gossip columnist used to do an occasional list of weird local names. Is he still there GS?

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    those are nothing! ex-Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Canaan Banana came in for some stick in his time

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    Og Mandingo.
    & of course Archbishop Jaimie Sin.

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    The funniest names are to be found in the Philippines, such as Candy Gonzales, Baby delaCruz or boy-boy Rodriguez.

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    i have to deal with a Chocolate Leung (China) and Rainbow Chang (Singapore)

    out of fashion names are popular here too - bernard being a good example

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    In Thailand it was always interesting to see what name had been chosen, weather it was something cool like Selina or Monica or if it was something they thought was cool like Alice or Joy
    Sounds like chosen 'artists' names for nighttime occupations for Thais.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Firstly, I would appreciate any assistance getting my facts straight when I say that all Asian's with the possible exception of Koreans, Indians and Japanese adopt western 'nicknames' - is this correct?
    Koreans often have a western nickname, but they're using boring like 'John' or 'Randy' (<-- since changed to David after a quick explanation ).

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    Yeah Marmite's right. Korean's are fairly bland as the kids have their nicknames chosen for them. If you let the kids choose their nicknames themselves though, the names are much better. In one class I had an Osama, Saddam, The Undertaker and of course Voldemort.

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    I know someone who should be nicknamed Hambone but he prefers Hammertron (?sp).

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    The Bears den chiangmai one of the girls is called chicken wtf
    my niece came out to vist and asked why every one had strange names, in the end she got fed up trying to remember them all and just called them hui dui and lui

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    'Randy' (<-- since changed to David after a quick explanation ).
    You explained that it was an American nickname

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    In Thailand it was always interesting to see what name had been chosen, weather it was something cool like Selina or Monica .
    I don't know any Thais with western nicks! they are all Pim, Noo, Lam and Butt (the last is not the western version!), for instance

    The Chinese certainly love western names, which they use as well as their Chinese ones

    I knew an African called Aeroplane Sunday, as he was born on a Sunday when a plane passed overhead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hawk View Post
    The Bears den chiangmai one of the girls is called chicken wtf
    LOL!! LH do you know the [Thai language] slang meaning of "chicken" - when said to or about a lady?

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    Boss - Next door's son's name
    Typhoon - my brothers name (born on Dec. 26, '04)
    Bucky - someone I met in Ubon

    Just to name a few..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    In Thailand it was always interesting to see what name had been chosen, weather it was something cool like Selina or Monica .
    I don't know any Thais with western nicks! they are all Pim, Noo, Lam and Butt (the last is not the western version!), for instance
    There are plenty, but yes many just pick a word they like.

    Than again, some of us westerners call our sons and daughters mawkishly insipid wishy-washy names such as 'Apple' or 'Sky' - but two people I will never forgive are Mr and Mrs Diaz who had the typical American, language hijacking audacity to call their daughter 'Cameron', thus causing young up-the-duff pram pushers worldwide who are too thick to know Cameron is in fact a mans name of Scottish origin - to name their daughter after the wide mouthed over-rated, tawdry, past-it actress.

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    Reminds me of the Samoan families that name their kids Elvis,Elton etc,as well other names like Nitrous Oxide,Apollo (After Apollo13,not the Greek God)) etc

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    How come Jesus isn't a popular name?

    After all, Matthew, mark, Luke and John all are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    How come Jesus isn't a popular name?

    After all, Matthew, mark, Luke and John all are.
    actually it's a very popular name with the Portuguese/Spanish, they even call their bints Jesusa!

    Speaking of weird names I had a french vietnamese gf named
    Nga Ngo

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    out of fashion names are popular here too - bernard being a good example
    why didn't you tell me mother...

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