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(Fox News)   What do you call a child born in an airplane bathroom? Well, the logical answer is "John", but these weird parents named it "EK", after the plane's airline code   (foxnews.com) divider line 29
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2012-08-30 05:30:18 AM  
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I once got busy in an EK bathroom.
 
2012-08-30 07:44:39 AM  
My name is EK. Funny name for an Saudi, I know. My parents to be were on the same plane when I was born. That's how they met. They named me after the Emirates airline code. Not many people are named after a airline code. That's Hasan. He tells people he was named after a revolutionary, but I know he was really named after a famous 20th century Looney Tunes character.
 
2012-08-30 08:55:41 AM  
Lou would have been acceptable, I guess.
 
2012-08-30 09:19:36 AM  
Old and busted: "Honey Boo Boo Child"

*Possibly new scourge: "EK"

*Heaven forbid.
 
2012-08-30 09:19:50 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat


Lou would have been acceptable, I guess.


Or Boggs.
 
2012-08-30 09:19:51 AM  
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/Obscure.
//You figure it out.
 
2012-08-30 09:20:36 AM  

PainInTheASP: My name is EK. Funny name for an Saudi, I know. My parents to be were on the same plane when I was born. That's how they met. They named me after the Emirates airline code. Not many people are named after a airline code. That's Hasan. He tells people he was named after a revolutionary, but I know he was really named after a famous 20th century Looney Tunes character.


"What do I know about the mile high club?"
 
2012-08-30 09:28:16 AM  
"kept baby warm with two LED reading lamps"

Because LEDs are known for emitting a lot of heat...
 
2012-08-30 09:29:54 AM  
Born in an airplane bathroom? I think they meant to name him EEEEEEK
 
2012-08-30 09:34:21 AM  

What the Fark Wizzbang: Born in an airplane bathroom? I think they meant to name him EEEEEEK


www.weirdspace.dk

/approves.
 
2012-08-30 09:34:48 AM  
Flush Gordon?
 
2012-08-30 09:42:43 AM  

PainInTheASP: My name is EK. Funny name for an Saudi, I know. My parents to be were on the same plane when I was born. That's how they met. They named me after the Emirates airline code. Not many people are named after a airline code. That's Hasan. He tells people he was named after a revolutionary, but I know he was really named after a famous 20th century Looney Tunes character.


Hopefully the baby gets out of the airport before zee TSA gets there.
 
2012-08-30 09:43:49 AM  
Fun fact, Ek in Hindi is One. A perfectly cromulent name in India, albeit a little weird
 
2012-08-30 09:44:42 AM  
FTFA: "and kept baby warm with two LED reading lamps attached to the passenger seats."

img.photobucket.com
LED LIGHTS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!!! GOODNIGHT!
 
2012-08-30 09:58:03 AM  
I hope they weren't flying to the U.S.A. There's no way the TSA would let that kid in without a birth certificate or passport. Come to think of it, I wonder if the kid will have any kind of citizenship issues or if he'll be the kid without a country.
 
2012-08-30 10:05:48 AM  
I guess it could have been worse. They could have called him cockpit, or flaps etc...



/his mom
//your mom
///whatever
 
2012-08-30 10:20:45 AM  
FTFA: "A baby boy born mid-flight on an Emirates flight traveling from Dubai to Manila was named 'EK' --after the Emirates airline code.

Flight number EK 322 was forced to make an emergency landing on Aug. 22 in Vietnam after a Filipina woman delivered the baby in the aircraft toilet, according to the Gulfnews partner website XPRESS."

Wait a minute. Dubai to Manila? The baby was born a premie at 27 weeks? Is this another one of those stories of a Filipina hired to do domestic housework, who'se been sexually abused by the men in the household, being sent home when she gets too visible in order to get her and the bastard out of the way?
 
2012-08-30 10:22:06 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: What the Fark Wizzbang: Born in an airplane bathroom? I think they meant to name him EEEEEEK

[www.weirdspace.dk image 223x275]

/approves.


That show was underappreciated and unique.
 
2012-08-30 10:31:28 AM  
I would have gone with "Miles."
 
2012-08-30 10:50:01 AM  
kara.allthingsd.com
 
2012-08-30 11:07:30 AM  
www.availableimages.com

/Not impressed
 
2012-08-30 11:43:26 AM  
If he was born in-flight, does that mean his citizenship is still up in the air?
 
2012-08-30 12:14:22 PM  
No "Whoosh!"?
 
2012-08-30 02:12:25 PM  
Id've gone with Ick.
 
2012-08-30 02:12:43 PM  
I would'a called him the most common name seen near airplane bathrooms: OCCUPIED.

/Occy for short
 
2012-08-30 05:46:40 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: FTFA: "A baby boy born mid-flight on an Emirates flight traveling from Dubai to Manila was named 'EK' --after the Emirates airline code.

Flight number EK 322 was forced to make an emergency landing on Aug. 22 in Vietnam after a Filipina woman delivered the baby in the aircraft toilet, according to the Gulfnews partner website XPRESS."

Wait a minute. Dubai to Manila? The baby was born a premie at 27 weeks? Is this another one of those stories of a Filipina hired to do domestic housework, who'se been sexually abused by the men in the household, being sent home when she gets too visible in order to get her and the bastard out of the way?


Ding! Ding! Ding!
We have a winner!
 
2012-08-30 07:12:05 PM  

Paris1127: If he was born in-flight, does that mean his citizenship is still up in the air?


LOL :D

In all seriousness, though...

Babby's citizenship, or citizenships, can depend on UAE law (it being the flag carrier of Emirates Air), mom's citizenship (Filipino), whoever dad is and his citizenship, and even whether the kid was over land when he came out of mom. (The only reason that this occured at all, as an aside, is because the kid was very preemie; normally pregnant women are barred from air or sea travel within at least two weeks of the due date to prevent these complications.)

At the very least, babby would probably have Filipino citizenship as they appear to have a pure jus sanguinis nationality law that confers automatic citizenship on the children of citizens of the Phillipines (more here, summarised and with links to the full nationality laws).

There is a possibility--especially if the father is a citizen of the Emirates or is otherwise unknown--that the kid could have claims to UAE citizenship (per this link--generally UAE citizenship is a form of jus sanguinis based on paternal lineage, but jus solis citizenship can be granted to a child born in the UAE if the father is unknown) due to Emirate Airlines being a national flag carrier.

Even more fun--at least one article notes that the birth may have actually occurred over Vietnam proper, necessitating the emergency landing at Ho Chi Minh City; fortunately, it would seem Vietnam probably doesn't confer automatic jus solis citizenship save if one parent is Vietnamese or both parents are stateless persons or the child would otherwise end up stateless (more info here).

So no, babby won't be stateless. Worst case scenario, Babby will be a citizen of the Philippines, worst case scenario, the kid will have at least dual citizenship (including potentially UAE citizenship). More on how this stuff works here--and how complicated it can get in practice.
 
2012-08-30 07:22:22 PM  
And amending my prior post--it looks like dad is a Filipino national as well, so basically (going by the nationality laws of all concerned jurisdictions) the kid would solely have Filipino nationality--no real worries about statelessness on one hand, no worries about multiple citizenships on the other.

The UAE does not grant citizenship to persons born in the UAE automatically; either a parent (usually the father) has to be a UAE national or the father or both parents have to be unknown. It is also one of the few places where it is possible for a kid to be born stateless--if his parents were, for example, from a state where only jus soli citizenship is recognised (mostly in South America, of note).

And Babby's mom is actually very lucky that she didn't have six months left on her passport validity; her original plan was to go to Kish Island in Iran (a free-trade zone), and if she'd gone into early labour there her kid would have had Filipino and Iranian citizenship (Iran has jus solis citizenship just like the US does)--and THAT would have also involved the fun of the kid trying to find an Iranian embassy at age 18 to declare they would only keep Filipino citizenship (Iran, much like South Korea, only recognises dual nationality until 18 years of age where a person with a claim of citizenship must choose one or the other nationality).
 
2012-08-30 09:55:31 PM  

What the Fark Wizzbang: Born in an airplane bathroom? I think they meant to name him EEEEEEK


Ick.
 
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