A dad who loves his office job has raised eyebrows by naming his son ‘Department Of Statistical Communication’.
Slamet ‘Yoga’ Wahyudi, 38, who hails from the regency of Brebes in the Indonesian province of Central Java, had agreed with his then-pregnant wife that if she gave birth to a son, he would be allowed to choose the newborn’s name.
When the couple’s baby boy was born in December last year, the civil servant decided to pay tribute to his beloved workplace by naming him ‘Dinas Komunikasi Informatika Statistik’ (‘Department of Statistical Communication’).
His wife, Ririn Linda Tunggal Sari, 33, was reportedly on board with the decision, with her husband telling local news site Kompas: ‘At first, it sounded strange, but thank God my wife did not mind.’
Friends and family of the couple, including their own parents, had voiced scepticism about the unorthodox name.
Yoga reportedly accepted their concerns in good faith before deciding on the 38-character mouthful as his son’s name undeterred.
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However, in an apparent act of compromise, Yoga revealed the youngster will go by the more easily pronounceable portmanteau ‘Dinko’ in his day-to-day life.
Yoga has worked as a public servant for over a decade, entering the Indonesian civil service in 2009.
He had previously worked as a radio announcer, though he later found his true calling in statistical communication.
Yoga told Kompas he hopes his son will grow up to be ‘pious’ and ‘devoted to his family’.
It is not clear if the Indonesian authorities have accepted the unconventional name.-Daily Mail