Now names like the Hokkien Chinese Ah Chwar, meaning snake, and Khiow Khoo, meaning hunchback, are being ruled out.
So too are Cantonese monikers Chow Tow, meaning smelly head, and Sor Chai, meaning insane.
Members of Malaysia's Tamil community will be discouraged from using the likes of Karrupusamy (black god), and Malays from trying names like Woti, meaning sexual intercourse.
But the ban extends further.
Parents will not be able to call their babies after animals, insects, fruit, vegetables or colours.
Monday, July 31, 2006
Malaysians will not be able to name their children Chow Tow, Hitler or 007 because of a new rule that prohibits parents from giving their children unsuitable names. From BBC:
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