North Korea banned its people from using the name "Kim Jong-Un"
North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has banned the use of his name and ordered anyone who already have it to change it.
The same rule has applied for Mr.Kim's father and grandfather, Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung.
We came up with better ideas.
Plenty is off limits to North Koreans. Televisions that receive anything other than government broadcasts. Traveling outside their hometowns without official permission. And Bibles.
Add the name Jong-un to the list.
The given name of North Korea's young and capricious leader, Kim Jong-un, now appears to be reserved only for him,
carrying on a tradition started by his grandfather, the founder of one of the world's most brutal police states.
And those North Koreans who had the name when the young Mr. Kim came to power in 2011 have had to give it up.
Such is the well-honed cult of personality in North Korea, where the leader is something of a godlike figure and where critics of Mr.
Kim can find themselves in the nation's notorious gulags. For a time, early in Mr. Kim's rule,
outside analysts and foreign diplomats held out hope that he might be more modern and open than his grandfather and father, the country's first two leaders.
A year before North Korean leader Kim Jong-un came to power, a directive was issued for anyone sharing his name to change it - maintaining a tradition upheld by the reclusive state's ruling Kim dynasty, a report said.
An internal state document obtained by South Korea's KBS TV station contains an "administrative order"
from then leader Kim Jong-il for all party, army and police officials to ensure the directive was carried out.
The order was issued in January 2011, shortly after Kim Jong-un had been anointed as his father's successor.
Kim Jong-il died in December of the same year.
"All party organs and public security authorities should make a list of residents named Kim Jong-un... and train them to voluntarily change their names,"
said the document, extracts of which were aired by KBS on Tuesday.
The process involved revising names on official documents, including social security cards and school diplomas. Officials were also directed to reject birth certificates for any newborns named Kim Jong-un.
"Authorities should make sure that there is no one making unnecessary complaints or spreading gossip... regarding this project," it added.
The authenticity of the official directive could not be independently verified, and Seoul's unification ministry declined to comment on whether it was genuine.
But one government official noted that the Pyongyang regime was known to have banned citizens sharing the names of founding president Kim Il-sung and his son, Kim Jong-il.
"Given the North maintained the policy under the two previous leaders, there is a possibility that it would continue to do so now," the official said.
Here I come.
According to a recent report, North Korea banned its people from using the same name as their supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
I'm not really surprised, since similar laws were enacted by Kim Jung Un's father and grandfather in prior years. But, some people took it very hard.
Kim Jong Un runs a family business named North Korea. I don't know whether he's been trying to make a profit, he isn't doing so well obviously.
So, as a fellow Korean, I came up with some ideas to help him out and possibly bring him some of the money he needs to produce a "functioning" long range missiles.
Failing no more. You ready, Kim Jong Un?
First, you should register your name as a 'Trademark'. This will make your name unique and be protected by laws anywhere in the world.
You can even create your own symbol, like this, a circle and a square, just like You.
Once people see the picture, they'll automatically recognize that it's YOU and think about your business.
Then you can sue anyone bearing your name for trademark infringement and ask for piles of money for the damage.
You can also sue anyone naming their pets Kim Jong Un or companies making movies using your name, like S-O-N-Y.
The only drawback is, you've got to spend money upfront to register the trademark. Oops, sorry dude. I hope you can afford it.
Second, you should just ban your family name completely. Listen white people, "Kim" is the most dominant family name in Korea.
Whoever inherits 'your business' next will have the exactly same problem.
Think about it.
Once your son, of course always a son, takes over your business, they have to find people with the same name as your son's, and ask them to change their names, and then issue new birth certificates and so on.
It's too much. No more headache. Just ban the last name "Kim" completely.
Simple. Everyone is happy, forever. Right, Kim Jong Un?