From ‘No need for a ‘uneqqee’ name’ 21 March 2010, Article by Lee Wei Ling in Sunday Times
My brothers and I have no ang moh name…To date, none of my nephews or niece(sic) has a Western name.
I view this new trend of choosing Westernised unique names as another example of the narcissistic epidemic. I feel that if you need a name to distinguish yourself, you or your parents probably have a chip on your or their shoulder, combined with a cultural inferiority complex.
Being a director of the National Neuroscience Institute, I’m sure she’s the leading expert in narcissism or the ‘cultural inferiority complex’. Bragging about one’s own Chinese roots veers dangerously close to the other end of the ‘inferiority complex’ spectrum. People can name their children whatever they want, and perhaps she doesn’t see the need to distinguish herself because this has perhaps something to do with, I dunno, the fact that she’s the PRIME MINISTER’s sister and LEE KUAN YEW’s daughter? Strong words glazing over Old World mentalities. Try playing spot the difference in attitude vs this 1947 letter to the forum. Another one here.
For your entertainment, the top baby names of 2009!