Fun_People Archive
3 Jan
Weird Name News

Date: Mon,  3 Jan 94 02:58:29 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: Weird Name News

 From: vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU!bostic (Keith Bostic)
 WEIRDNUZ.305 (News of the Weird, December 10, 1993)
 by Chuck Shepherd

* Science fiction author Lester del Rey passed away in New York City in May
at age 77.  His obituary gave his real name as Ramon Felipe San Juan Mario
Silvio Enrico Smith Heathcourt-Brace Sierra y Alvarez del Rey y de los
Uerdes. [Analog, November 1993]

* The New York Times reported in October on the trend by Chinese people in
Hong Kong to give their children Western names.  Among the Chinese-surnamed
people mentioned were those with first names of Cinderella, Onion, Creamy,
Jackal, Civic, Scholastica, Egmont, and Open.  A woman named Neon Chang said
that some Chinese complained about her name--not because it was too Western
but because they thought Neon is a boy's name.  [New York Times, 10-28,

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