Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior stepped in on Wednesday and urged folks to consider carefully earlier than altering their names after a surge in purposes.
According to the nation’s Name Act, persons are entitled to achieve this simply 3 times, which means in idea somebody might find yourself caught with the name.
Almost 100 folks have registered to change their name as a part of a promotion by the restaurant chain Sushiro, which runs till the top of Thursday, in accordance Taiwan’s official Central News Agency (CNA).
On Monday, the chain introduced it could give away free sushi to anybody whose name included the characters 鮭 and 魚 — which CNA mentioned collectively imply “salmon” in Chinese, a key ingredient of the delicacy.
That individual, plus up to 5 company, might get a meal for free — as long as they show the name change utilizing official ID.
In a Facebook publish, Sushiro mentioned it could additionally supply lesser reductions to anybody who added simply a kind of Chinese characters to their name as a part of the promotion, CNA mentioned.
The promotion prompted a rush of name modifications at family registration workplaces throughout Taiwan, in accordance to CNA.
One man who modified his name on Wednesday reportedly instructed officers he deliberate to change it again as soon as he had taken benefit of the promotion.
Another registration workplace, in accordance to CNA, mentioned it had managed to dissuade one other man from altering it altogether, whereas a 3rd mentioned a separate man pressed forward with an official name change to “salmon,” regardless of having already modified his name as soon as earlier than.