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The world is atwitter over a report that a Chinese couple hopes to name their baby after an email address - but the tale sounds awfully familiar to The Reg. Citing recent comments from China's State Language Commission, The Associated Press is reporting that the unidentified couple wants to call their baby "@" - the symbol …

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  1. Sleeping Dragon

    Not a lot to say

    !

    is all I'm going to say on the subject

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @@hotmail.com

    ...Going to have difficulties with all of life's paperwork, at least anything in English.

  3. Tyson Boellstorff

    Nethack?

    Cool! Is their cat named f? Just wishing them the best, and hoping little @ stays away from L and &.

    I'll get my [.

  4. Colin Wilson

    Perhaps...

    ...they find it even easier to write than a name in simplified chinese ?

    I know what i'd prefer to use, going by some of the examples on wikipedia...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_character

  5. Joe

    syrup

    Didn't this happen in Max Barry's novel "Syrup"?

  6. Mike Smith

    Tell me

    What sort of tw@ would give their child a name like th@?

  7. Chris Haynes

    Erm...

    Tw@.

  8. Rob

    Scuppered...

    ... the kids chances of using their name in their email address.

  9. Paul

    E-mail choices?

    what about

    my_name_is_@.hotmail.com?

  10. Dillon Pyron

    My new name

    I'm changing my name to Tianamen Square and go to the Olympics.

    Do the Chinese have bail?

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