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What's in a Chinese name today? A latest survey conducted by id5.cn has found that growing numbers of Chinese parents adopt the words "Ao Yun" or "Olympics" into their babies' given names.

The survey says it well demonstrates Chinese people's enthusiasm for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. According to the survey, there are 3491 people around the country who are named after "Olympics". Among them, 3216 male Chinese and 275 female chose "Ao Yun" as their first name.

Meanwhile, the survey also finds that each of the five words in the phrase "Bei Jing Ao Yun Hui", or Beijing Olympics, is a Chinese family name. The number of Chinese who have one of the five words as their family names is 40,607 in total.

The survey also anticipated that large number of babies to be born in 2008 might be named "Ao Yun."

(CRI October 25, 2007)

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