A 23-year-old from Melbourne had to upload a picture of his passport and vented his frustration on Facebook after they banned his account three times on the grounds his name was ‘false and misleading.’
The post has amassed tens of thousands of shares and hilarious comments, with scores of social media users suggesting he should embrace the unique translation of his name.
‘I find it highly irritating the fact that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see it,’ the post reads.
‘I’ve been accused of using a false and misleading name of which I find very offensive. Is it because I’m Asian? Is it?’
‘Having my facebook shut down multiple times and forced to change my name to my “real” name, so just to put it out there. My name.’
The name, which is pronounced ‘Phoop Dook Bic,’ is reportedly a common in Vietnam, despite the spectacular response it has received in Australia.
The original post has amassed 125,000 likes and 67,000 shares.
Some commenters were skeptical of the passport’s authenticity and suggested it may have been doctored.