After being struck by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake earlier this month, millions of people in China are still dealing with its toll. People are mourning in different ways, with many choosing to honour the dead. A surprising number of parents are seeking inspiration from the natural disaster to name their babies.
Reuters covers the new phenomenon in the above video.
The Chinese have baby naming rituals much different than what we're accustomed to in the west. As each individual is unique, why shouldn't their names be too? Take a look at these other offbeat name selections:
Disaster Baby Naming
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Chinese Earthquake Names
- By: BiancaMay 20, 2008