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The name Dung is pronounced yum as in yum-yum. People could think that the name means dung as in dungbeetle.
-- passap  6/8/2005
If it is pronounced 'yum' then spell it y-u-m. Otherwise the child might be called 'poop' or something.
-- Anonymous User  12/18/2006
I'm so tired of people who simply can't understand that not everyone uses the English alphabet and pronunciation! Dung becomes "yum" in Vietnamese. In my mother-tongue, Swedish, it would sound more like "doong". We pronounce "Josephine" yo-se-FEEN and Peter PÉ-ter. We pronounce Victoria vick-TOO-ri-a and Jenny YEN-nyh. Oh HELP, are you allowed to pronounce it like that!? What about all the English-speakers who can't pronounce our names!? Oh HELP, we have to change them!
-- Caprice  7/23/2007
I had a friend who pronounced her name 'zoong' ('oo' as in 'cool'). She said it'd been the name of a Vietnamese princess.
-- tess702  8/25/2005
Dung is the nickname for Mundungus Fletcher, a Harry Potter character.
-- Emmasj  7/10/2007
Being "tired" of people trying to wrap their brains around odd-sounding names and finding it near to impossible -- as is the case for anglophones who are presented with a "name" like "Dung" -- just shows that we are all here doing different things. As someone looking for a REAL baby name for a child who will be exposed to American sensibilities, my first reaction to a name like "Dung" is complete revulsion.
-- leananshae  12/10/2007
Right, leananshae, a parent in an English speaking country wouldn't use Dung (I certainly never would) but the point is that English speakers saying names should be spelled the way we'd pronounce it when the kid lives somewhere where they speak a different language is really ridiculous. That's why (she? he?) responded like that.
-- Spider from Mars  5/29/2008
I can't believe how rude and close-minded some people are! Yes, a child with this name could be ridiculed in an English-speaking enviroment, but that doesn't mean the name's ugly or should be spelled in any other way! Within it's original culture (and *almost* everywhere else too, in fact) it's a perfectly alright name with a good meaning.
Surprisingly, leananshae (congrats on the "name" by the way), the whole world didn't come to existence just for the anglophones to be presented with. Name your child whatever you wish (perhaps eBay or Rocket might be "American" enough?), but kindly don't deny other cultures the right to existence.
-- that one  1/25/2013
I would never name a child this. It breaks the Naming laws if you're English.
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2009
It's not a good name in the English language. It's a slang word for feces.
-- Black_X  5/31/2010
Reminds me of Dung beetles. But I'm sure it sounds nice to a Vietnamese person.
-- zaki95  9/28/2012
A notable bearer of this name is Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, the current Prime Minister of Vietnam.
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2013

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