On April 22, a baby boy was born with a bizarre name worthy of a celebrity child, but he is no spawn of two out-of-touch A-listers. The baby is instead the child of a woman who went into labor mid-air on a Jetstar Asia flight from Singapore to Myanmar. In homage to the airline and crew members who aided in the baby's birth—especially the head of the flight crew, Mr. Saw Ler Htu—the mom gave the baby a rather unusual name.
Saw Jet Star. As in, "I just saw a jet star," or "I just saw Saw Jet Star."
It's lucky the baby wasn't born over New Zealand, where baby names like Empress and Chief were rejected last year. If those didn't get approval, there's no way New Zealand would be cool with Saw Jet Star.
In addition to the momentary fame baby Saw has gained as a result of taking his first breaths of recycled air on a three-hour flight, the baby was gifted with about $742 in supplies. That surely covers the cost of a return flight ticket for little Saw.