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Would You Name Your Kid After the Olympics?

In China, the Olympics are such a big deal that parents are naming their children after them!

Nearly 3,500 children (mostly male) were named Aoyun, meaning Olympics, back in 2000 when China was a contender to host the games. An additional 4,000 are named after the five Olympic Beijing Game mascots, the Five Friendlies. The names are Bei Bei, Jing Jing, Huan Huan, Ying Ying, and Ni Ni. When all five names are put together, it translates to "Beijing welcomes you."




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ncsouthpaw ncsouthpaw 9 years
i like unique names but i would never name my kids any of these
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
Haha, NO ONE loves the idea.
thatgirljj thatgirljj 9 years
I kinda like the idea... but my husband would KILL me!
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 9 years
heck no
sunnynight sunnynight 9 years
Hahaha. Cool! It would only sound ridiculous if they tried to translate it into English.
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
No way! I've met so many kids named Sydney. It's not original.
sashak sashak 9 years
I'm all about wierd names (Moxie Crimefighter? So cool) but this is too wierd even for me!
macgirl macgirl 9 years
That seems a bit odd but I guess to each their own ;-)
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
The names are adorable but I would never name a kid that.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Nope.
Angelica Angelica 9 years
Are you kidding me? That's wild.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Seriosuly?
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