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May 1st, 2013 05:53 PM #6~Boys~
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May 1st, 2013 05:56 PM #8Senior Member
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May 1st, 2013 06:03 PM #10
Here in Denmark, we have to get the names approved if they're not on the official list of approved names (and I legitimately know people who have had their request denied). I think it's a great idea because some parents are just downright dumb and name their children painstakingly embarrassing names; however, the list of approved names is getting more and more ridiculous because stupid names are being approved (seriously, then what's the point of it?).Exporting names from Greenland and Inuit mythology
Henry Ásgeirr Edmund • Alexander Adelin Lórien "Sasha" • Amaury Charles Theo • Asa Fionnbharr Ivik
Cosima Ingrid Zenobia "Mimi" • Matilda Ivalo Galadriel "Maz" • Asta Catherine Françoise • Aviaaja Margaret Undómiel "Avi"
GPs: Atticus Aksel Inigo • Cosmo James Ilasiaq "Jem" • Fabiola Agnes Lúthien • Evelyn/Vera Alvaret Cleopatra
May 1st, 2013 06:07 PM #12
Justice, I would imagine, is banned because it's a title (for a judge).
I think their restrictions are quite sensible. And I don't think it's a question of intelligence but rather whether or not parents can turn their child's fundamental identity into a attention-grabbing statement. I'm sure Full-Stop and the like are actually reasonably well thought-out; the parents just want to make an extreme proclamation of their counter-cultureness or anarchist/nihilist beliefs or something.
There is a strong government tradition, in the US and other countries, of authorities stepping in to parent appropriately when parents fail (even in the case of deeply-held beliefs, like removing a child from their parents' custody to receive chemotherapy or insulin treatment when the religious parents were trying to faith-heal leukemia and Type 1 Diabetes). I think frankly ridiculous names can full under that aegis-- not simply a matter of taste, but a truly unacceptable name that will cause the child lifelong embarrassment and ridicule.
New Zealand's standards seem quite reasonable to me. In the States I have no problem with titular names, but can understand how Commonwealth countries would ban them.Blade, MD
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May 1st, 2013 06:17 PM #14g e n e v i e v e
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