New parents do take note of this article!
The National Registration Department (JPN) recently issued a statement prohibiting parents from giving their kids names with more than 80 letters. The 80 alphabets reportedly include the father’s name, bin/binti, and symbols like commas and apostrophes.
According to Jasri Karim, JPN’s deputy director general (Operations), the spaces that are provided in the registration form is limited to 80 alphabets only and even the spaces between the words are also counted. So the spaces are considered as characters!
Source: Supp News
Jasri was quoted as saying,
“Therefore, we ask parents to obey the instructions given by JPN. As of now, the longest recorded name in our data is 78 alphabets long.”
He added that giving long names to a child can bring a negative impact on a child in the future. For instance, problems will arise when the child wants to fill an official form because not every department prepares enough spaces to fill their names, unlike the JPN forms.
Other than that, he feels that shorter names will save the child’s time when filling up their names on the exam papers.
Besides giving an unpleasant name to a kid, Jasri also said that JPN has prohibited parents from naming their kids with titles bestowed by the Malaysian government. Amongst the titles that shouldn’t be registered as a name are:
► Tan Sri
► Puan Sri
► Datuk Patinggi
► Datuk Wira
► Datuk Bentara Dalam
► Datuk Bentara Luar
In addition to that, special rant or post titles are not names that should be given to one’s child too. Some of these special titles are as follow:
► Ketua Menteri
Source: The Malaysian Times
Do you agree with JPN’s decision to prohibit parents from giving their kids extremely long names? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
(Source: WOB / Siakapkeli)