0034 HKSAR Name of the Day

February 28, 2009

Kenice Chan Man Wai, registered quantity surveyor (since 1993), Hong Kong

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0033 HKSAR Name of the Day

February 27, 2009

Kings King Shu Chan, registered accountant, Hong Kong

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Most Unfortunate Novel Names in the UK and US

February 27, 2009

The BBC website has an interesting story on novel names. The main difference between people’s novel names originating from English-speaking countries (i.e. in this case, from the UK and US) and from countries where English is a second or third language (i.e. in this blog’s case, from Hong Kong Chinese) is that the former are supposed to have a good grasp of the English language plus, I imagine, a warped sense of humour (or at least the parents who named their children did). The latter have little clue of nuances in the English language and simply do it (i.e. choose their own novel names) as a means to stand out from the crowd … and thus inadvertently also allowing this blog to regularly feature HKSAR Name of the Day!

Anyway, here are some of the Most Unfortunate Novel Names in the UK and US taken from the BBC story and from the source of the story, The Baby Website, which has a collection of silly names:

Britain’s Most Bizarre Names

Barb Dwyer
Pearl Button
Hazel Nutt
Ray Gunn
Helen Back
Stan Still
Jo King
Lee King
Terry Bull
Mary Christmas
Paige Turner
Sonny Day
Teresa Green
Will Power
Anna Sasin
Chris Cross
Doug Hole
Justin Case
Barry Cade

America’s Bizarre Names

Anna Prentice
Annette Curtain
Bill Board
Carrie Oakey
Dr Leslie Doctor
Dr Thoulton Surgeon
Dr Payne
Les Plack (dentist)
Priti Manek
Dr Sumey


0032 HKSAR Name of the Day

February 26, 2009

Natural Chan Chi Yin, registered doctor, Hong Kong

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Bizarre Sentry Box with Refrigerator Capability

February 26, 2009

With the relative humidity in Hong Kong beginning to reach 90 to 95%, I thought I’d show this HKSAR picture.

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Sentry boxes (i.e. for security guards) are a relatively common sight on the streets and pavements of Hong Kong. Guards sit inside and they usually have a small rotary fan turned on to keep them cool. However this is a bizarre box because it has a fitted air-conditioner, which appears to be about one-fifth the size of the box’s capacity. Providing the windows and door are nicely sealed, it wouldn’t take very long to turn this sentry box into a large walk-in refrigerator.


0031 HKSAR Name of the Day

February 25, 2009

Rollin Chan Hon, registered solicitor, Hong Kong

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0030 HKSAR Name of the Day

February 24, 2009

Alnwick Chan Chi Hing, registered surveyor (since 1987), Hong Kong

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