Hi, I’m @, how are you?

In one of my favorite books, Max Barry’s Syrup, one of the characters was named @. The novel was about marketing soda (that’s a very simplified way of putting it, it’s so much more than that) so for the character to have the @ was a method to directly compete with another character whose name was 6 (once again, simplified explanation).

In real life, the idea of someone having that name is absurd. Who would actually name their kid
or change their own name to @?

Well actually, a couple in China wanted to name their kid, you guessed it, @ – story here.

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