Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What's In a Name (Story 2)

What's In a Name (Story 2)

This story happens in Singapore.

Twenty -Eight Years ago, a jewellery businessman was enthralled with Scottish Singer and Guitarist, DONOVAN, that he named his third child after the artiste. (P/s: Many parents named their children "KEVIN" after the movie "Home Alone 1" was shown).

But the young father put his own spin on it replacing "D" with "J" and "n" with "l". Added to that, the Teochew (dialect) family's surname "Fan" was spelled "Wham" in a "registration error".

The resulting name - JOLOVAN WHAM - has got many Singaporean tongues in a twist now that he is a vocal migrant workers advocate

The executive director of Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (Home) laughs as he says: "It is a weird name, most people don't know how to pronounce it"

You might want to read another quite hilarious "What's In a Name" (Story 1) Please Click Here to Read

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