In New Zealand has banned to name the newborns to be named Lucifer. In the similar manner, naming a child Messiah is also not allowed.
New Zealand’s Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages has rejected three different parent’s attempts to register newborns Lucifer. New Zealand
It is told that, in the past two years, the registrar has denied more than a hundred names. Some of the rejected names include names with slashes (\), asterisks (*), full stops (.) and names similar to different titles like – Bishop, Knight, Baron, Judge, General, Justice, King, Duke and Mr were also rejected.
The registrar had to formulate the new rule when there were protests in 2008 after approving the names like Violence and Number 16 Bus Shelter.
It is not only New Zealand that is trying to regulate it’s people to ban some names, the Dominican Republic, a judge proposed a ban on names that were either confusing or gave no indication of gender.
In Sweden, a court approved Google and Lego as baby names, but denied naming kids Superman, Elvis and Metallica.
Inspired by Facebook, an Israeli couple have named their daughter ‘Like’. I guess, Like is much better sounding name for a girl. I hope she, will be most ‘liked’ girl in school.
There was an Egyptian dad who named his son Facebook to honor its contribution to the Egyptian revolution. I think, Like is a much better sounding name than Facebook.
The couple Lior and Vardit Adler were seeking for some unique name and were even considering some Chinese names. But, they finally decided to go with Like as the mother Vardit liked the sound of it.
Some comments people made on news about naming their kids with such ‘unique’ names:
Years ago, I named my son MicroSoft, and now he can’t get a date. Girls turn away when he introduces himself, (Hi I am micro soft).
I won’t be surprised if somebody names the kid ‘Reply’, ‘Comment’ or likes in future. (via Huffingtonpost)
A little Egyptian baby girl was named name Facebook. The young Egyptian dad, Jamal Ibrahim, has decided to call his first daughter "Facebook" in recognition to it’s role in his country’s political revolution.
According to an Egyptian newspaper, Al-Ahram, the baby’s family and friends have gathered around the baby in support of the Egyptian revolution that was started on Facebook. After the the President resigned on 11 February, Egyptian people have hailed the role of Facebook it the uprising.
Nobody can deny that Facebook has became the symbol of freedom for Egypt. But, just because Facebook helped them in their revolution doesn’t mean people should give their child a stupid name.
Others support the name:
We can’t judge people by their action without knowing their social and cultural aspects. If the girl name is spelled "Fazbuk" or something like that, it will be a nice Arab name and won’t conflict with the social networking website.
About odd names, I wrote previously about Venezuela almost banning such names.
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