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Babies named after soap characters

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Babies named after soap characters

Looking for a name for a newborn male baby? How about "Rachanon" or "Puttipat"? Or maybe "Taratorn", "Pawornruj", or "Ronapee"?

Maybe that's not such a good idea, since those names are no longer so special.

They, of course, are the names of the five male protagonists in the popular "Suparbburuth Chutathep" TV soap opera series.

According to a report in Matichon, well over 1,000 babies across Thailand have been named after these characters.

The two most popular characters were "Rachanon" and "Puttipat", with 664 and 412 children named after them respectively, Chuan Sirinanporn, director-general of the Provincial Administration Department was quoted as saying.

A total of five soap operas, or lakorn, were based on the novels that sparked the show, a five-book series. They were broadcast by Channel 3 and were very popular. Each show told the love story of one of five kun chai, or noblemen, of the Chutathep family.

The series of five novels was published by Satapornbooks Co, beginning in 2011. There have been many reprints.

character – a person in a book, play, film etc ผู้สวมบทบาท,  ตัวแสดง
newborn – recently born แรกเกิด
male – belonging to the sex that does not give birth to babies เพศชาย, เพศผู้, ผู้ชาย
protagonist – the main character in a play, film/movie or book ตัวเอก
popular – a situation in which someone or something is liked by many people เป็นที่นิยม, เป็นที่ชื่นชอบ
soap opera – a story about the lives and problems of a group of people which is broadcast every day or several times a week on television or radio  เรื่องน้ำเน่า
series – a set of TV broadcasts on the same subject or using the same characters but in different situations หนังชุด
respectively – in the order in which they were mentioned ตามลำดับ
Provincial Adminstration Department – a department under the Ministry of Interior in charge of provincial affairs กรมการปกครอง กระทรวงมหาดไทย
quote – to repeat the words that someone else has said or written ยกคำพูดมา
novel – a story long enough to fill a complete book, in which the characters and events are usually imaginary นวนิยาย
spark – to make something happen ก่อให้เกิด
broadcast – to send out a programme on television or radio กระจายเสียง,กระจายข่าว
nobleman – a person from a family of high social rank; a member of the nobility พวกผู้ดี,คนสูงศักดิ์,คนชั้นสูง, ขุนนาง
reprint – to print more copies of a book, an article, etc. with few or no changes พิมพ์ซ้ำ, พิมพ์อีก

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