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Saturday, February 1, 2014

In Brazil, uncommon names inspire pride, headaches

Petroswickonicovick Wandeckerkof da Silva Santos, a 12-year-old soccer prodigy, has a remarkable name even by Brazilian standards. The country is one with a freewheeling tradition of giving children unusual, sometimes hard-to-pronounce names.