It is all in the name

As a parent, we are conscious of the name that we give our child now will have impact and consequence for him in the future. Therefore, when Elliott came along, we stick to these basic rules for your baby’s name:

Rule no 1 : No made up names

Rule no 2: No naming after celebrities, past, present or future.

Rule no 3: No names that ends with a letter “z”, “v” or “q”

Rule no 4: No names that might be pronounced in other manner other than the one you have intended for.

These same rules that should applies to naming of anything…. in a ideal world. But sadly, in Singapore, we are besiege with funny names that breach one or all(!) the above rules.

So I came across this piece of news where an upcoming condominium and mall in Potong Pasir have had their proposed names changed from The Andrew Residences and The Andrew Village after the  St Andrew’s alumni  complained that names is a close reference to the St Andrew’s schools’ history and could cause confusion among members of the public.

So the spokesman for the developer  ride on this news and as they represent “as a socially responsible developer, we take such community sentiments seriously…”, the names has been changed to ….

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The Poiz Residences and The Poiz Centre (huh?)

The spokesman further explained the brilliant concept behind the new name “The new condominium and mall is located nearby, integrated with Potong Pasir MRT Station – which was a key reason for the new choice of names.”

and adding to the explanation:

“We seek to adopt the first two alphabets of ‘Potong’ so that it gives the naming a sense of place,”

He further added  “The name Poiz has a similar ring to ‘poise’, which suggests grace, balance and presence.”

So I thought “Poiz” might be a made up name, so I went to search and to my disappointment  surprise, I found this explanation:

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so future residents of The Poiz Residences can take reference of their french (!?) roots.

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*grin*

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Without undergoing the cold extremes, there will not be fragrant plum.

现在我正在看「公主嫁到」而觉得连续剧里有一句「不经一番寒彻骨,哪来梅花扑鼻香」写得很有意义。

我觉得不知是否真的有梅花扑鼻香,但尽力了就无须感到遗憾了。

这也是我生命中作人的原则之一。

我相信如果集努力实现目标,方能珍惜结果。并会让结果更甜美。