Farewell, Mr Testicle: Turkey helps citizens ditch embarrassing names

Source:The Guardian Date:05Oct2018

It is very rare to find humorus articles about Turkey. This ranks among the best.



Generations later, the trend persists. Rahmi is a name derived from the word for “merciful” but can also mean “womb”, meaning a prominent cleric in Istanbul today, Prof Rahmi Yaran, is jokily referred to as “Womb Slasher”.
In the same city you can can also employ the services of a lawyer called Güven Kurtul. Güven means “trust”, while his surname means “to get rid of”.