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Son of crossword lover stuns officials as he goes for Covid jab with odd name

The boy, from South Sumatra, Indonesia, took out his ID to get the vaccine, reportedly stunning local officials with the name that comprises of the first 11 letters of the alphabet, then Zuzu

The boy from Indonesia, 12, named ABCDEF GHIJK Zuzu

A 12-year-old student has attracted media attention after his name was revealed as ABCDEF GHIJK Zuzu when he went to get his Covid jab.

The boy, from Muara Enim district, South Sumatra, Indonesia, took out his ID to get the vaccine, reportedly stunning local officials.

The boy’s unique name was first spotted on the vaccination slip and later on the name tag stitched on his uniform, as revealed by video footage that was shot by local police, as per The Indian Express.

The footage went viral in his native country, and it shows police reacting with shock as they film the boy, his uniform and his slip.

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The Covid slip, containing the boy’s name, that stunned officials
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Liputan6 reported that the junior high school student was named by his father who likes crossword puzzles.

“I prepared the name for 6 years before he was born,” the boy’s father, Zulfahmi told Detik, adding his son is normally referred to as Adef.

“The idea came from when I wanted to be a writer. Until now, I still love to write,” he said.



ABCDEF GHIJK Zuzu holding his school shirt with his name sewed onto it
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According to another local outlet, Zulfahmi wanted to call his second and third child NOPQ RSTUV and XYZ respectively, before settling for regular names.

Other reports suggested that the father’s choice of the strange name was due to his love of crosswords.

The Zuzu part of the boy’s name is derived from his parent’s names, Zuhro and Zulfahmi.

Other parents, Gwenny Blanckaert and Marino Vaneeno, from Belgium, have only used A, E, L and X when choosing what letters to name their children with.



Police running the vaccination drive initially didn’t believe the boy’s name
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Eldest child Alex is 13, followed by Axel, 12, Xela, 11, Lexa, 10, Xael, nine, Xeal, eight, Exla , five, Leax , four, Xale, two, Elax, one, and six-month-old Alxe.

Two years ago, Gwenny, 32, told HLN they named their oldest son after Marino’s stepfather because they thought “it was a beautiful name”.

She said: “The name of our second son became Axel and after that, we started puzzling.”


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