Not all names are equal

Updated on February 28, 2019

Some names are rare [at least among sayas and alumni].

Some names are common and need to have “meta data” for minimizing or removing ambiguity.

For example, there are several alumni named Ko Aung Myint, Ko Soe Win, Ko Han Sein …

(1) Ko Aung Myint (M67) recently passed away.
Ko Aung Myint (M69) taught at RIT and Singapore Poly.
Ko Aung Myint (Pet69) taught at RIT and is known for his cartoons (notably Kyant Ba Hone).
Ko Aung Myint (Min70) is an actor, guitarist and vocalist. He is also known as “Thamankyar Ko Myint”.
There is also Ko Aung Myint, who hails from the “Yogi Thway Say” family and also operates a recording studio (initially for his spouse : vocalist Phyu Thi).

(2) Ko Soe Win (M66) is a close friend of Saya Lin (M66).
Ko Soe Win (EP69, GBNF) was Captain of RIT Basketball team.
Ko Soe Win (EC70) worked for UCC, PTC …

(3) Ko Han Sein (C69) is a multiple sports athlete. He is also “TONE KYAW”. 69er HCF members inadvertently put him in the GBNF list. The authorities “sneaked him away” for many years.
Ko Han Sein (M72) taught at RIT before joining the Navy. He retired as a Deputy Minister.

(4) Some names are misspelled and/or mispronounced. The most notable is Saya U TIN SWE. Many called him wrongly as U TINT SWE or U TIN SHWE.

(5) Some are better known by their nick names.

SARGALAY [turned LA DA] : Ko Khin Maung Win (EP69)
AJALA : Ko Moe Hein (ChE69)
ROCKET [turned DSL MAE DAW GYI] : Sayama Daw Tin Tin Myint (Emma, ChE70)
LA LA : Ko Aye Win Hlaing (Abel, EE72)

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