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Thread: Naming laws - what do you think?
February 10th, 2014 08:42 AM #6
I would hate to have naming laws. It's YOUR kid, name it want you want. If I wanted to name my child Traylyr Parq, my government shouldn't be able to tell me no. That's very fascist.~Emily
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February 10th, 2014 08:52 AM #8
I honestly do not mind some restrictions, especially if it stops parents from calling their children obscene words (it happens). But there should still be quite a lot of freedom to name your child whatever you want. Picking from a small list seems restricting to me, or in some countries the name can only originate there.Ingrid | Kit | Susanna | Alistair
February 10th, 2014 09:05 AM #10Senior Member
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The way I see it, your child isn't your actual property so the capital YOUR makes me uncomfortable. Children are their own people, and their parents just look after them until they are old enough to look after themselves. Of course kids can't choose their own names (or at least they need one to use until they can choose their own names) so the parents have to do that and one would hope that all parents, or legal guardians, pick a name with the best interests of the child at heart. Sometimes, sadly, parents don't have the best interests of their child at heart. Whilst naming your kid Traylyr Parq is not anywhere close to unacceptable behaviour from parents where the government does step in (e.g. neglect), I would argue that it would be pretty unkind in America. In Iceland it would be even more so; that combination of letters simply isn't comprehensible in an Icelandic language context.
Of course children don't belong to the government either, but I suppose the thinking is that they are likely to be more objective about it.
February 10th, 2014 10:29 AM #12
I think people got too far in attempt to shield children from jokes and uniqueness. Not every unusual name is going to be a trouble and not every joke or comment is abuse.
February 10th, 2014 10:57 AM #14Senior Member
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Edit: Correction, there are two females who have Blær as a first name and five males.
Last edited by jackal; February 10th, 2014 at 01:14 PM.