Sunday, July 30, 2006

Meet My Baby, Smelly Head

The government of Malaysia has announced a new list of names you cannot give to your newborn:

Hokkien Chinese Ah Chwar (snake)
Khiow Khoo (hunchback)
Chow Tow (smelly head)
Sor Chai (insane)
Karrupusamy (black god)
Woti (sexual intercourse)

Gwyneth Paltrow, who has a baby named Apple, would have been out of luck in Malaysia. Is Jade a color? I thought it was a symbol of good luck, but could also be out. "Parents will not be able to call their babies after animals, insects, fruit, vegetables or colours."

1 comment:

notkevin said...

Jade might be alright. For example, Orange in English is both the fruit and the color, but in Spanish the fruit is la naranja and the color is anaranjado. I learned that the hard way in Spanish class :)