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Old 12-31-04, 11:10 AM
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A programmer in China has been prevented from naming his baby son Zhao.com

A registry office has banned a computer programmer in Xian, central China, from giving his son a name with the dot-com suffix, according to a report on Thursday.

The father, Mr Zhao, said there was a good linguistic reason for using Zhao.com as 'com' sounds like the Chinese word kang, meaning 'healthy and safe', said South African news service Independent Online . It reported that the local registry office refused his request because the name was 'unacceptable'.

Mr Zhao is not the first parent to attempt to name their child after a computer term. In February this year, an American named his son version 2.0, according to the BBC. It reported that the father Jon Blake Cusack did not want to name his son 'Junior' or 'II', so instead decided on the name Jon Blake Cusack 2.0.

Cusack 2.0 is joined in version number by Linux creator Linus Torvalds' daughter. Although Torvalds has spared her the permanent suffix 2.0, instead naming her Patricia Torvalds, on his personal Web page he refers to her as Linus v2.0.
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Old 12-31-04, 12:31 PM
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Old 12-31-04, 12:38 PM
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Does this mean I'm going to have a hard time naming my child " :) "

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Old 12-31-04, 12:44 PM
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Old 12-31-04, 01:55 PM
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so why not name it...

Zhao.kang or batter yet,Kang...
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"batter yet,Kang" sounds pretty sweet if you ask me.
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Old 12-31-04, 03:07 PM
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better yet, kang.kodos
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obviously, he doesn't write html, else he'd know that the chinese suffix is .cn, so it should be Zhao.cn
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Old 12-31-04, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by D.Pham00
obviously, he doesn't write html, else he'd know that the chinese suffix is .cn, so it should be Zhao.cn
Obviously you don't write html either, since .cn has absolutely nothing to do with html.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
Obviously you don't write html either, since .cn has absolutely nothing to do with html.
no, i don't. though, yeah, it doesn't have anything to do with html per say, but typically you'd have to host the html page somewhere...
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Old 01-02-05, 11:01 PM
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Nice to see the English language taking over in China.
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Old 01-03-05, 01:49 AM
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.com?

Anyone who uses the WWW is familiar with .com. It's not just an English term...
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