Published On: Wed, Apr 24th, 2013

Chinese mothers naming newborns after the earthquake, ‘luck’ ‘quake’ and ‘born in quake’ were born since the disaster

Mothers in quake-hit areas in southwest China named their newborns with characters such as “luck” and “quake” to mark their births after the devastating earthquake.

Over a dozen babies have been delivered in make-shift tents or even in the open air since the 7.0-magnitude quake which devasted the Sichuan province on Saturday, leaving more than 200 people dead or missing and injuring hundreds of others, reported Xinhua.

Makeshift tents were the locations where several babies were born just after the China earthquake screenshot video of one birth

Makeshift tents were the locations where several babies were born just after the China earthquake screenshot video of one birth

Two babies have been named “Zhensheng”, meaning “born in quake”. One was delivered in Ya’an and another in Lushan county near the epicenter, both shortly after the quake that struck early in the morning.

“We’ve decided to name her ‘Zhensheng’ to commemorate her special birthday,” said Zhang Min, who gave birth in the yard of Lushan People’s Hospital after strong tremors damaged the building.

Another baby girl born in that hospital was given the pet name “Lutian”, or “open air”.

With the help of her families and medical staff, Lu was painstakingly moved to a lawn outside the building, where she gave birth to the girl about two hours later.

“The last character of her given name would be ‘ping’ of the word ‘pingan’ (meaning safe or peace), as we wish her a peaceful life, and never again will she experience disasters like this,” said the baby’s grandmother.

Zhang Jing, who delivered a girl on Monday morning named her baby “Yuanyuan”, meaning destiny or luck.

Photo: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/04/20/watch-baby-born-in-china-earthquake-zone/

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