Chinese President Xi Jinping turned down Mark Zuckerberg’s request to name his unborn child during last week’s White House state dinner, according to Page Six.
The Facebook founder and his wife were seated at the head of the table by the Obamas, the Chinese president, and his wife Peng Liyuan. The event included attendance by notable people from the U.S. tech sectors including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
According to his Facebook post, Zuckerberg appeared to be getting along with the Chinese President after meeting Xi a few days earlier at the US-China Internet Industry Forum in Seattle. The Facebook CEO reportedly spoke to Xi in Mandarin during the state dinner and asked the Chinese president if he would do Zuckerberg and his wife the honor of giving their first child a Chinese name.
Xi allegedly refused the Facebook CEO claiming that it would be “too much responsibility” to name his unborn girl.