Former Pro Gamer Gives Unborn Child StarCraft Nickname

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One of esports' most famous StarCraft gaming pros, BoxeR (aka Lim Yo Hwan), came up with a fitting name for his baby: the Terran infantry unit from the game.

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Lim's wife, Kim Ga Yeon, is six weeks pregnant, and as she noted on her Facebook (via tipster Sang), her husband came up with what in South Korea is known as a "baby fetus nickname" (태명).

According to The Korea Times, BoxeR announced that he will call the child "Marine" and said he came up with the name after he couldn't come up with any other good monikers. The former StarCraft pro added that his wife had agreed to the gaming-themed name.

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But we'll have to wait and see if "Marine" ends up as the baby's legal name after the child is finally born.

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DISCUSSION

This is one of those articles I look at and think:

"Why does anyone care?"

It's like if a bunch of South Africans you'd never met suddenly took issue with your kid being named Thomas.

Just feels like it's a really slow news day and you're desperately grasping at anything even remotely odd.