North Korean authorities are compelling girls and women to change their names if they’re called “Ju Ae” — the name of Kim Jong Un’s daughter, Radio Free Asia reported.
Persons living in North Pyongan and the other living in South Pyongan — who said local governments in the cities of Jeongju and Pyongsong issued orders for the women to change their birth certificates.
“Yesterday, the Ministry of Security in Jeongju City summoned women registered with the resident registration department under the name ‘Ju Ae’ to the Ministry of Safety to change their names,” one of the residents said in RFA’s Friday report.
They said a 12-year-old girl in their neighborhood was named Ju Ae, and her parents were told to report to the Ministry of Safety to change her birth certificate, per RFA.
Authorities said her name is now reserved for persons of “the highest dignity,” the unnamed source added.