Rangoon University

Names : Early, Same, Misspelled, Mispronounced

Update : December 29, 2020

Early names

  • Some names have one word e.g. Mya, Nu, Thant, Tin
  • Some have two or three words.
  • It was not common to have long names.
    An exception is a cartoon character named “Khin Maung Thein Tun Win”

Same name

We need additional information to disambiguate the names.

Aung Myint

  • U Aung Myint (M67, GBNF)
    Helped U Win Thein (M67) with Set Hmu Thadinzin.
    Worked for UNICEF.
  • U Aung Myint (M69)
    Taught at RIT and Singapore Poly.
    Hobbies : Painting, Motivational messages
  • U Aung Myint (Pet69)
    Taught at RIT
    Known for his cartoons (notably Kyant Ba Hone)
    Patron of “RIT Cartoon Box”
  • U Aung Myint (Min70)
    Actor, guitarist and vocalist.
    Known as “Thamankyar Ko Myint”.
  • U Aung Myint
    “Yogi Thway Say”
    Operates a recording studio (initially for his spouse : Phyu Thi).
  • Dr. Aung Myint (Chemistry)
  • U Aung Myint (Donald, Dhamma friend)

Han Sein

  • U Han Sein (C69)
    Multiple sports athlete : Swimming, Water Polo, Basketball
    “TONE KYAW”.
    69er HCF members inadvertently put him in the GBNF list unaware that the Adhamma authorities “sneaked him away” for many years.
  • U Han Sein (M72)
    Taught at RIT
    Joined the Navy.
    Retired as a Deputy Minister.
  • U Han Sein (Dawei)
    Father : U Maung Lwin

Soe Win

  • U Soe Win (M66)
    Close friend of Saya Lin (M66).
  • U Soe Win (EP69, GBNF)
    Captain of RIT Basketball team.
  • U Soe Win (EC70)
    Worked for UCC and PTC.
  • Dr. Soe Win (SPHS58) stood First in Burma.
    Retired as Rector of YUFL
  • U Soe Win (Met and Hydro)
  • U Soe Win (NHK)

Misspelled names

  • Some names are misspelled
  • The most notable is Saya U Tin Swe.
    Many called him wrongly as U Tint Swe or U Tin Shwe.

Mispronounced names

  • Some Myanmar names cannot be easily pronounced by foreigners.
  • Thane is easier to pronounce than Thein
  • Kai is easier to pronounce than Khaing or Khine.
  • My name has been mispronounced as La and Hala

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