Zhengzhou man tried to name his son '@'

The Beijing Morning Post reports that a certain Mr Wang from Zhengzhou tried to register his son's name as '@'. The man said that '@' was a new thing, and also that he believed no one else had such a name.

The police station where Mr Wang applied to name his son thusly was not amused. Apparently, Chinese people must use Chinese characters for their legal names.

The Beijing Morning Post story (in Chinese) is here.

Thanks to Bonny Vegas for the link.

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