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Thread: Names Banned in New Zealand
May 1st, 2013 07:53 PM #16Senior Member
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James, Brian and Ruby (only for boys) have been approved recently, and they are not Portuguese at all...
In Portugal, children with foreign parents can be named with names that are forbidden in that list. Basically, the government sends a letter asking the Embassy of that foreign country asking "is that an accepted name in your country?" and if the Embassy says it is, then the child may have that "forbidden" name.
A half-British teacher once told me she wanted to name her son "Alex" (which wasn't accepted at the time), but she gave up because she would have to pay 150 euros for that Embassy request... but I don't know if that payment still exists and/or if it's applied to all countries.
In fact ,despite the fact that is forbidden for Portuguese parents, William is in the 2012 top100, with 34 little boys.
Last edited by joana; May 1st, 2013 at 07:57 PM.
May 1st, 2013 08:01 PM #18
May 1st, 2013 08:22 PM #20Senior Member
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I don't think there should be naming laws except for certain names [Lucifer] etc.Current Favorite Names♀ Denver : Maleficent : Tigerlily : Wednesday
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May 2nd, 2013 12:31 PM #22
Thanks, Berries! It's quite interesting to hear about naming rules in other countries.All the best,
May 3rd, 2013 08:03 PM #24
Funny, this made big news in Australia a couple of days ago and I listened to a radio program discussing Australia's naming laws and whether they should be tightened. At the moment, you can call your child anything you want, unless it's deemed offensive or contains unpronouncable symbols. The general consensus from callers to the radio program was that our rules should be tighter! However, I'm not sure about banning Lucifer. Yes, it has bad connotations, but so do a lot of other accepted names.Alice - Beatrix - Clara - Daphne - Flora - Harriet - Mabel - Susannah
Albert - Barnaby - Edward - Frederick - Henry - Rupert - Theodore - Walter