The Beautiful name

The Beautiful name

World Cup 2014 football stars, the fate of Singapore's most highly-anticipated celebrity unborn child lies at your feet.

For local star couple Fann Wong and Christopher Lee's sake, try not to score the winning goal if your name sounds rude - or worse, like an expletive - in our local lingo.

Wong, 43, who is seven months pregnant, had told reporters at a Bvlgari event this week about her radical idea. She is thinking of naming her baby after the football player who scores the winning goal at the World Cup final in Brazil next month.

She said that she still does not know her first-born's gender, so we guess anything's up for grabs.

Ten of our other local celebrities - plus our very own The New Paper sports correspondent David Lee, who is in Brazil for the World Cup - keep their tongues firmly in cheek to predict the possible moniker of Wong's and Lee's bundle of joy.


Neymar da Silva Santos JĂșnior, Brazil

DJ Glenn Ong, 44: "I think Fann knows Neymar is going to be the one, so it works out perfectly in Mandarin. Because Neymar sounds like 'your mother' (ni ma)! Hopefully no one says it in Hokkien."


David Seaman, England

Actor Andie Chen, 28: "Lucky for the baby, Seaman has retired."


Lionel Messi, Argentina

Actor Elvin Ng, 33: "I think that's really creative and fun-spirited of Fann.

"I hope she ends up with names like Sala or Drogba or Jesus, and then let's see if she sticks to them.

"I think the player might be Messi. Messi Lee."


Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal or Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast

DJ Bobby Tonelli, 38: "I really hope for them it's Cristiano - closer to the father's name and has a cool ring to it.

"If it's Yaya, the child will have a lot of explaining to do in school."

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