Hello, My Name Is @
If the couple ever has another child, we're thinking that the name could either be QQ (a popular IM program in Asia) or perhaps simply .com.
"The whole world uses it to write e-mail, and translated into Chinese it means 'love him'," the father explained, according to the deputy chief of the State Language Commission Li Yuming.
While "@" is familiar to Chinese e-mail users, they often use the English word "at" to sound it out -- which with a drawn out "T" sounds something like "ai ta," or "love him," to Mandarin speakers.”
In addition, ta is gender neutral in it's spoken form. It could be referring to a male or female subjet. It isn't until ta is written as a character that the gender becomes clear.
All language matters aside, it could be worse. At least the kid wasn't named l33tn355 or d3\/\/d.