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Thailand has some really interesting names. Yes, they may follow the Western European tradition of a given name followed by a family name, unlike the patterns of their East Asian cousins. Yet for most people uncommon with the Thai language, the names of people belonging to the kingdom are generally difficult to pronounce and a muddle of confusion. But look no further, The Thaiger is on hand to give a brief explanation of how Thais get their names. Thai families don’t randomly name their children, they often ask monks to find suitable names for their kids. Gender, date of birth […]

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I just think, since English is getting more and more common, they just should stop calling their kids "....-Wish": Titi-Porn, Kitti-Porn,  Supa-Porn, Som-Porn, ....-Porn. 

Just saying, also Porn seems to end up always as the nickname!

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A common misunderstanding due tot he tentative to englishize the pronunciaton of พร which is not actually like "porn", but more like phoon (common error since final ร is pronounced as น). Nothing to do with erotic stuff, it just means blessing.

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18 minutes ago, Guest1 said:

I just think, since English is getting more and more common, they just should stop calling their kids "....-Wish": Titi-Porn, Kitti-Porn,  Supa-Porn, Som-Porn, ....-Porn. 

Just saying, also Porn seems to end up always as the nickname!

I was in hospital with a friend a few years back. The Doc was called Tossaporn. I had to smile! 
 

Mind you, anyone who is called James and shortens it to Jim May get a few laughs in the bars. The name Jim sounds like a Thai slang word for a Lady part! 

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1 hour ago, Guest1 said:

Kitti-Porn

now I would like to meet her, she sounds fun.  

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15 hours ago, Thaiger said:

Thailand has some really interesting names. Yes, they may follow the Western European tradition of a given name followed by a family name, unlike the patterns of their East Asian cousins.

Porous Hump. If Forrest Hump were to be named in Thai

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