That's it really, that baby naming lark is tough.
The world's craziest dictators ...i don't think there'll be baby naming advice sought here.
The New president also renamed the months. January is now called... Turkmenbashi. April is called Gurbansoltan edzhe, after his mother. (Bread, once called chorek, is now also called gurbansoltan edzhe.)
In April 2004 he ordered the building of a giant ice palace in the middle of the desert, the Karakum – the hottest location in central Asia. It would also include a zoo with penguins.
In October 2006 Turkmenistan claimed to have set free 10,056 prisoners, including 253 foreign nationals from 11 countries on the Night of Omnipotence. Niyazov said, "Let this humane act on the part of the state serve strengthening truly moral values of the Turkmen society. Let the entire world know that there has never been a place for evil and violence on the blessed Turkmen soil."
Car radios, lip-synching, and recorded music are all prohibited.
Video monitors are required in all public places.
Dogs are restricted from the capital city due to unappealing odour.
In other news:
There are some really really really weird animals
No mention of the Echidna though :/