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Top 6 Baby Naming Oddities + 3,500 Chinese Parents Name Kids "Olympics"

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: Nov 4, 2007   Updated: Aug 11 2011 • References: ap.google
"Hi, my name is Olympics, what's yours?" Though it's tough to imagine, there are thousands of Chinese children who could be saying those very words one day. Nearly 3,500 children were named in honour of the Olympics, a clear indicator that the 2008 Games are more than an event -- it will be a cultural and historical phenomenon held very dear to the hearts of the Chinese.

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Implications - Most of these parents have a sense of humor, you'd think, but it's more of a commemorative naming. The vast majority of those named "Aoyun," (directly translated to: Olympics) are male, but there are a handful that are female. Current numbers say that the total is 3,500 and nearing 4,000. Impressive.