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Vietnamese Name Causing Trouble on Facebook

  • 17
  • 09
  • 2016

Growing up with the name Lauren had its challenges, simply because there were always a handful of kids around me with the same name. But the frustration I felt about sharing a name with millions was nothing compared to some.

A 23-year-old Australian-Vietnamese man has been struggling with his birth name his whole life.

It couldn’t be that bad you say?

Well, would you appreciate your parents naming you ‘Phuc Dat Bich’?

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

After Facebook had terminated his social media account three times, the Melbourne man had had enough and uploaded a photo of his passport to prove his innocence.

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Alongside the photo, he posted “I find it highly irritating the fact that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see it.” Phuc also states “I’ve been accused of using a false and misleading name of which I find very offensive. Is it because I’m Asian? Is it?”

While the name is apparently a common one in Vietnam, many Australians have responded with disbelief and amusement on his online photo which has now received over 125,000 likes and 67,000 shares.

“Best name Ever”
“Parents must have a great sense of humor”
“Mate, ignore any disbelievers as they are only jealous of your name, we think it’s the best name man can have!”

Phuc is not the only person to have suffered at the hands of Facebook’s harsh name rules. A woman with the name ‘Isis Anchalee’ has also had her account shut down multiple times on the basis that Facebook accused her of being a terrorist.

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