Thomas Fuller had a good article titled “Thais ask: What’s in a Nickname” where he reports on the
trend for parents to resort to the use English words as a substitute for the
traditional Thai nickname. Instead of Dam (Black), Fon (Rain) or Meaw (Cat), the
new generation goes by names such as Money, Bank, Seven.
teacher told Fuller about the confusion when more than one kid is nicknamed
Bank. He solved the problem in a creative way: “In one classroom there were
three children nicknamed "Bank." To tell them apart, fellow pupils had renamed
the children "Big Bank," "Medium Bank" and "Small Bank."”
So far there
are no reports of anyone nicknamed IMF.
Though Benz and Rolex are
Can a Miss Starbucks be far behind?