Phuc Dat Bich posted a picture of his passport on Facebook to prove it was his real name
NOVEMBER 20, 20154:12PM
Phuc Dat Bich. Yes that is his real name as the passport proves.
Elissa Doherty news.com.au
IF YOU have ever thought your name sounded bad, spare a thought for this guy.
Phuc Dat Bich (yes, that is his real name) was tired of being accused of having a “false and misleading” name, so he took matters in to his own hands.
After having his Facebook account shut down three times, the 23-year-old Vietnamese-Australian posted a picture of his passport to the site to prove it was real.
“I find it highly irritating the fact that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see it,” he wrote. “I’ve been accused of using a false and misleading name of which I find very offensive. Is it because I’m Asian? Is it?"
Phuc Dat Bich loves his Subaru.Source:Supplied
Guess who’s riding in this hotted up Suby?Source:Supplied
“Having my fb [sic] shut down multiple times and forced to change my name to my ‘real’ name, so just to put it out there. My name. Yours Sincerely, Phuc Dat Bich.”
His post has received more than 21,000 likes and was shared 65,000 times, with many calling for Phuc Dat Bich (pronounced Phoop Dook Bic) to embrace how it sounds in ‘Stralyn’.
Phuc Dat is a common name in Vietnam, while Bich (“Beht”) is usually a first name for girls.
One of his best friends, Brett, confirmed Phuc Dat Bich’s authenticity and rejected suggestions on social media that the passport had been doctored.
He said Facebook had even asked his mate to provide evidence his name was real.
“He’s able to get through international airports so it is legitimate,” he told the Herald Sun.
Meantime, is post has elicited both sympathy and mirth in unequal doses, with one on Twitter pledging to name their children after him.
Facebook friends have questioned the safety of publicly sharing his passport details on social media, while others wondered about the likelihood of identity theft.
“Who the HELL would want to steal THAT identity!!!,” wrote one.
The 23-year-old says on his Facebook that he works at NAB as a cleaner and is a member of many Subaru clubs around Victoria.
You tell 'em, Bich!