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When Is a Naming Law More Than a Naming Law?

A number of countries have passed naming laws, forbidding citizens from giving their kids certain types of names, but North Korea’s new naming law is more meaningful. The government has reportedly begun “restrict[ing] the use of the name ‘Jong-un’, instructing people with the same name to change it.” Kim Jong-un, the third son of Kin Jong-il, is his father’s heir apparent. The naming restrictions have been accompanied by other signs that Jong-un will be named as his father’s successor. (HT: FP Passport)[%comments]