Thousands Of Chinese Babies Named ‘Olympics’

Much like our momma, Chinese families usually name their children child quite literally with monikers like “Strength”, “Serenity”, and “Wisdom”. (”Tuffy” is pretty straightforward. If Mom had known about this blogging nonsense, though, she might have gone with “Pasty”.) They also go with “Defend China” and “Build the Nation”, which certainly give the child purpose.

Chinese baby

However, parents in China will often name their only progeny as a tribute to current events. For example, “Space Travel” has been popular in the past. There are thousands of “Hope for Sichaun”s that will never have to tell anyone their year of birth when they fill out any of the numerous forms. And neither will any of the thousands of children named “Olympics”.

Thousands of children have been ringed this year to join those hundreds named after the bid was announced and then won for the 2008 Games. Considering the scale of births in China, it doesn’t seem too outrageous to have thousands of little copyright violations running around. However, we do wonder when the IOC will step in and demand part of their salaries.

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