Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Olympic Gold Meddle

A Familiar Ring? Make That Five Familiar Rings

Now that's a name you won't forget. The 2008 Beijing Olympics is more than just a point of pride for China - nearly 3500 children have been named for the event. According to a national database, most of the 3491 people with the name ``Aoyun'', meaning Olympics, were born around the year 2000, as Beijing was bidding to host the Games.

FOOTNOTE: Change the motto to ``Citius, Altius, Christen us’’.


Oswegan said...

There are apparently some fairly major protests over these olympics. Has to do with the Chinese treatment of Tibet or Burma, not sure which.


The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Parents overly excited about Olympics get way too specific. Chinese child disgruntled as he learns his name, Xing tao, means "Pole Vault."

The Egel Nest

Anonymous said...

Coincidentally enough, the same year that the games were being hosted by AUSTRALIA!!!

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Hummnnn, here we go again. On behalf of all these poor kids, may I say being Christened for a specific day is a total load of bollocks?


Carol. (DOB 25.12.59)

Poseidon's Muse said...

Aoyun...hmm...sounds like an acupuncture point in the region of the biceps tendon....

Lol! Wow...I'm not sure if I would name my child after a sporting event...but then...there's "Olympia"?!