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A good name for a Vietnamese restaurant that serves delicious pho.
cutenose  7/24/2017
Dục Đức (born Nguyễn Phúc Ưng Ái) was Emperor of Vietnam for three days, from 20–23 July 1883. He was the fifth emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty and father of Emperor Thành Thái, who ruled from 1889 to 1907.
lilolaf  3/31/2017
Nguyễn Đức and his brother Nguyễn Việt were a pair of conjoined twins born in Vietnam and surgically separated in 1988. Việt died in 2007 of natural causes.

Việt and Đức were born on February 25, 1981, in Kon Tum Province, Tây Nguyên, Vietnam. Việt was the elder and Đức was the younger of the two brothers. Their relatives claim that "the reason they became conjoined twins is the influence of Agent Orange that the U.S. military used as a defoliant during the Vietnam War". His mother was farming in the area sprinkled with Agent Orange a year after the Vietnam War had ended. She also drank water from a well in that area. After that, Việt and Đức were born. On October 4, 1988, Việt and Đức were separated in the hospital in Ho Chi Minh City with the help of the Japanese Red Cross after Việt went into a coma.
lilolaf  3/4/2017
Đức Thắng is a commune (xã) and village in Hiệp Hòa District, Bắc Giang Province, in northeastern Vietnam. Dinh Huong's tomb is located in the commune. This tomb is a stone sculpture architectural complex, built in 1727.
lilolaf  2/18/2017
Given Name DUC

GENDER: Masculine

USAGE: Various

CONTRIBUTOR: lilolaf on 5/30/2016

LAST EDITOR: cutenose on 6/18/2016 [revision history]

Meaning & History

Variant of Đức used outside of Vietnam among people of Vietnamese descent.

LMS  1/14/2017
5 boys in America in 2014 were given Duc.
cutenose  3/13/2016
It should mean Moral/Virtue in Vietnamese.
DucFromVietnam  8/15/2015
I have a friend called Duc who is from Vietnam.

He pronounces his name 'dook' (rhymes with 'book'), not like 'duck' or 'Duke'.
Theodore-Lenin  11/29/2011
I have a friend named Duc. It is pronounced DUCK, as in the waterfowl that makes the quack sound.

It is NOT pronounced like the English name Duke.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2009
Unless you plan to live in Vietnam, why wouldn't you spare your child the "duck" reference and just go with "Duke"?
leananshae  12/10/2007
Quack quack!
FairyGirl  7/24/2006
It's pronounced DOOK, not DUCK. [facepalm]
― Anonymous User  5/27/2007
There are two meanings for the name "Duc". It also means "moral".
demsapa  5/27/2005

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