Ivfen, Ivfeno, and Ivfy: Why the names of 3 Singaporean siblings begin with the letters IVF

Mrs Vivien Foong and Mr Benson Foong with their three children - Ivfy (seated), Ivfeno and Ivfen (back, standing from  left) at Chinese New Year in 2017.
Mrs Vivien Foong and Mr Benson Foong with their three children - Ivfy (seated), Ivfeno and Ivfen (back, standing from left) at Chinese New Year in 2017.PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE FOONG FAMILY
(From left) Twins Ivfy and Ivfeno and their older sister Ivfen.
(From left) Twins Ivfy and Ivfeno and their older sister Ivfen. PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE FOONG FAMILY

SINGAPORE - Introducing herself often elicits surprised or confused looks, but Ms Ivfen - pronounced "Ive-fern" - Foong is now used to it.

"It's a very good icebreaker. It gets the conversation going because my name is pretty unique and I get to tell a story," said the 26-year-old who was named after the in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) process her parents went through.

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