Man Named Wuhan City Names Son After District

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

This is the Chinese man called ‘Wuhan’ who has named his son after one of the districts in the former COVID-19 epicentre.

AsiaWire / Wu Hanshi

Mr Wu Hanshi (Wuhan City), 33, lives in the city of Linyi in East China’s Shandong Province.

He began trending on social media at the weekend when he revealed that he had named his second son Wu Chang, after Wuhan’s Wuchang District in China’s central province of Hubei.

The dad-of-two revealed that both he and his cousin, Wu Hanxing, 31, donated towards coronavirus charities in Wuhan during the height of the outbreak in February.

Explaining the origins of his bizarrely apposite name, Mr Wu said: “I don’t want to divulge too much about the past, but basically there was a village neighbour who had a son called Wu Hanxian (Wuhan County), so my dad called me Wu Hanshi (Wuhan City) to spite him.

“But the past is the past.”

Unsurprisingly, Mr Wu said he is fond of Wuhan, and often visited the city before the pandemic began in late 2019.

Pic Shows: Mr Wu Hanshi’s second son, Wu Chang; This is the Chinese man called ‘Wuhan’ who has named his son after one of the districts in the former COVID-19 epicentre.

He told local media: “I used to go to Wuhan a lot. I’d post online saying: ‘Wuhan is in Wuhan!’

“I really like the city of Wuhan. And besides, I have some affinity with it.”

His second son, Wu Chang, is now also talk of the town due to his name.

Mr Wu said: “Chang is a great word. It means prosperity.

“And Wuchang District belongs to Wuhan City, so I saw no problem there.”

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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