Baby named ‘King of Glory’ after mobile video game

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/5 20:58:39

A mother in Northwest China earned extra points online after she legally named her newborn daughter after a popular mobile video game.

Authorities registered the baby girl as King of Glory (wangzhe rongyao) in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, media reported Monday.

Local police said that while unusual, the name is legally acceptable and that the girl's personal information had been officially recorded on August 7.

"We can't say no to you even if you want to name your kid after a mobile phone game," a Xi'an police officer was quoted as saying Monday afternoon.

Names must be more than two characters and no more than six, and should not have "inappropriate implications," according to Chinese law.

Developed by Tencent, the role-playing game boasts more than 80 million daily players. It is also among the world's top-grossing mobile games.

The game is heavily based on the popular League of Legends, whose developer Riot Games, is also owned by Tencent, website Techinasia reported.

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