A string of bizarre company names in China have got netizens talking.
【investment will be a waste of money】
A Shanghai-based investment company called itself "Dashuipiao" (investment will be a waste of money).
The company specializes in industrial investment, investment management and catering business management.
【I will make my fortune without letting you know.】
Another company in Shenzhen registered itself as "Mensheng," or "I will make my fortune without letting you know."
Others include "Little Lobster" and "Landlady," and, according to web portal Sina.com, a private equity company in Hangzhou calls itself "Guoliyoumi" (I have rice in my bowl.)
The bizarre names have divided the online community into two camps: Those that think the names are just outright stupid, and those that are fans of the tongue in cheek naming.
"When the name Alibaba came out, I thought it was strange too," wrote a user on microblog Sina Weibo. "Now it is an e-commerce giant."
Some argue that it's not easy to be original.
"I once tried more than 300 unusual names and the registration system told me they were all taken," said a Weibo user.
"In the end, I tried 'You win, system!' But even that was taken!"
According to the regulation on company-name registration, names must not damage the interests of the nation or the public, nor should the titles deceive the public or causes misunderstanding. Any reference to the Party, the Army or social groups are prohibited.
An official from the Shanghai company-name registration department told Xinhua that as long as company names do not break the law or harm society, they should be allowed. 上海一位负责企业登记注册的官员告诉新华社记者，只要是企业名称不违反国家法律规定，或是社会风俗，都是允许注册的。