Feb 21, 2013, 12.17 PM IST | Source: PTI



When the indigenous tribes first converted to When the indigenous tribes first converted to Christianity, they named their children after missionaries. Subsequent generations started favouring words and names they were familiar with, but did not have a good understanding of. "Among the tribals here especially those hailing from rural areas, there is a fascination for all things foreign, especially western, which is reflected in the names of their children," Dr Passah said. "They may have heard of names and personalities and it sounded nice to them," she said and explained that it did not mean that they are related to Hitler or Frankenstein. The Chief Electoral Officer, P Naik, told PTI that not only politicians, but voters also have peculiar names. "There is a New York and a Thailand besides other names like Latrine or a Submarine," a village chief of Umniuh village near the Indo-Bangladesh border said, referring to the electoral roll of his village. In Adolf Lu Hitler Marak and in Frankenstein’s case, people have voted them to the Assembly and they even became cabinet ministers in governments in the past. "My parents liked the name and hence baptized me Frankeinstein," Frankeinstein said. Hitler, on the other hand, said he was happy with the name given to him. PTI JOP PC MD DV


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