Thursday, 10 September 2015

1621 HKSAR Name of the Day

Law Man United Dick, self-confessed Manchester United FC supporter, Hong Kong

As mentioned before, local Hong Kongers (Hongkies) who are non-native English speakers do not understand the nuances of the English language. This person's original name was: Dick Lo Kin-fung. Why not just call himself Man United Fan or Greatest Man United Fan (with Fan as his surname)?

Selected Reader Comments about Law Man United Dick:

     The last bit of his new name says it all.

     Actually, lots of Dicks support Man Utd.


At least we know now that the Hong Kong Immigration Department stipulates that English names have to be no longer than 40 letters and six Chinese characters.

see Monster Munch and Lancelot Chan (who claims he had trouble when registering Lancelot for his HKID card)

Hong Kong Loves Weird English Names


About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation



Reference (SCMP)

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 September, 2015, 4:22am
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 September, 2015, 11:12am
English soccer giants Manchester United's self-proclaimed biggest fan has legally changed his name to that of his beloved club, and he doesn't care what others think.

Speaking to the media for the first time, diehard Hong Kong supporter Law Man United Dick - previously known as Dick Lo Kin-fung - said his commitment to the club was unwavering, even if the Red Devils' English Premier League performance has been less than stellar.

The super-keen fan changed his name through deed poll, which he had to do through a lawyer at considerable cost.

Law then registered the change with the Immigration Department, which will issue him a new identity card on Wednesday. The department stipulates that English names have to be no longer than 40 letters and six Chinese characters, which puts Law well within the limit.

The 27-year-old, who works in the insurance industry, is one of only two known people in the world to legally change their name to include the team's name.

Bulgarian Manchester Zdravkov Levidzhov-United, a 52-year-old construction worker, last year won a partial 15-year legal battle with authorities to include the club in his name. However, he eventually aims to change his name to just Mr Manchester United, dropping his own name.

Asked if he would consider changing his name back to the original, Law was adamant: "Never, never, never. I'm serious about keeping my name." He added that he had the "guts and balls" to change it in the first place.

The super-keen fan changed his name through deed poll, which he had to do through a lawyer at considerable cost. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Six months in the planning, Law considered tattooing the club emblem on his body but "not everyone will know how much I love the club. Changing my name has much more impact," he explained.
Law said his girlfriend, family and friends had been supportive, even if internet users were dismissive. Given his new name, he is also changing his email address and company business cards.

Law revealed he was currently writing a 100,000-word "fan" book to share his passion for the club.
The book, which he hopes to complete within six months, is about "me and Manchester United" as he explores themes drawing upon "Why I love the club, and why I'm crazy about supporting the club," and he hopes other passionate fans will contribute to it.

However, perhaps one of the biggest ironies is that the official Manchester United supporters' club has yet to accept Law's new name.

"I dream of recognition from the club as the most loyal fan in the world. I want everyone to know I love this football team," he said. His next goal: making his first visit to the club's stadium, Old Trafford, next year.



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