Baby Boys in Thailand Named for Soap Opera Brothers

Thai soap operaThai soap opera Suparbburuth Chutathep, which aired during the first half of 2013, inspired over 1,000 families in Thailand to name their baby boys after one of the five Chutathep brothers:

  • Taratorn, archaeologist
  • Pawornruj, government employee
  • Puttipat, doctor
  • Rachanon, engineer
  • Ronapee, air force pilot

So far, the most popular of the five names is Rachanon, with 664 baby boys.

The second most popular is Puttipat, with 412 baby boys at last count.

(And some babies were even named “Chutathep.”)

Sources: Babies named after soap characters, Mums give babies TV ‘soap’ names, Suparburoot Jutathep – Asian Fuse Wiki

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