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LAST_UPDATEFri, 24 Nov 2017 10pm

Parents Named Their Son Alhamdulillah Lanang Anakku Which Catapulted Him To Internet Fame

"What is in a name?" Shakespeare once said but for a male student from a school in Surabaya, his name was the cause for him to become popular on social media.

The 13-year-old student became popular after his examination card with his name, Alhamdulillah Lanang Anakku, went viral on social media recently, Harian Metro reported.

Alhamdulillah, or better known as Elak by his family and friends, said that he was never ashamed of his name.

"I am not ashamed, I'm even happy with it. My friends and religious teacher told me that my name is good because it contains a prayer which is Alhamdulillah.

"Although my friends like to poke fun at my name, I would only smile because it is my name," he said to Tribunnews.com.

Meanwhile, Alhamdulillah's mother, Yuyun Purnama Sari, 39, said that her eldest child's name was a sign of her gratefulness for being given a child and the continued good fortune.

She said that she and her husband, M Saleh, 47, had wanted to name their eldest son Muhammad Radikal but felt that the name was too loaded.

"When Alhamdulillah was born, we were very grateful that we were gifted with a son.

"Previously our life was difficult but after he was born, our fortunes increased.

"Since then we decided to name our son, Alhamdulillah Lanang Anakku," she said.

Alhamdulillah also has two younger sisters named Salsabila Putri Alam Raya, 11, and Putri Faza Katulistiwa, 9.

-mD