Skip to comments.Iceland teen known legally as ‘girl’ fights to get her name back
Posted on 01/06/2013 5:21:02 AM PST by SMGFan
It turns out the 15-year-old's given name, Blaer, is not on the Icelandic government's approved list of names. She's now identified as 'girl' on official documents. Her mother had no idea the name, which means 'light breeze' in Icelandic, wasn't on the list. Shes suing the government to get her daughters name back.
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Time for the USA to get rid of all those weird new names with weird spellings. /s Those low information voters dontcha know?
Did Boy take Tarzan & Jane to court? Just wondering...
What! we have to give up Shanikwa, chantelle, danikwa, imani, shanice, jamaica and china.
Icelandic government’s approved list of names, sez it all
And this country went bankrupt recently. Why is there a need for such a list when you’re friggin broke?
And Mohammed and Achmed and...
Don’t forget Apple & BlueIvy!
I feel sorry for the kids who have to go through life with some of the ridiculous names...difficult to pronounce, difficult to spell. JMO.
We had a local basketball team where every girl on the starting lineup was named “Katelyn” and all were spelled differently.
I propose we take all names, put them into a computer that separates them by sound, and whatever the most popular spelling of that name is, everyone with that name gets the same spelling. So if I ask someone what their name is and they say “Haley”, I don’t then have to ask “how do YOU spell that?” So Allison, Alison, Allisyn, Alisyn, Alysin, Allysin, and Allysyn all get one spelling. I don’t care which one wins, but we as a people need to agree that all we are doing is screwing up our childrens’ future by giving them a stupid way to spell their names.
Took me a good 50 years to do enough research in the most obscure parts of history to find out what my surname meant ~ and when I succeeded in that most awesome task I found there were a good dozen spellings of the primary core of the name and maybe over a hundred other variations based on varying pronunciations in languages that've been extinct for well over 1000 years.
Folks fresh off the Boeing don't usually have that problem and might well think those spellings are strange.
Nobody get to mess with Billybob or Jimmyjoe! And when it comes to Sarah (think there are 100+ variations on that one) we have to remember that the Two Mary’s had a companion named Sarah who accompanied them to Ephesus ~ and that ain’t bad ~ however it’s spelled.
“America is noted for having whatever names people want. In fact, in most of the world, names have meanings ~ in America they are just names.”
Adolf Hitler Campbell Custody Battle: Parents Will Not Get Kids Back After Nazi Naming
That was an exception to the rule ~ Chantechaniqua Jones ~ whatever jones means ~ is the rule.
Secret Agent girl.... They’ve given you a title and taken ‘way your name...
I'll agree only if you make all of the people named Carl change their names.
Back when I was in the Air Force we had a guy named (full name) North East West.
I really felt sorry for him.
Dogg - girl name in Iceland, means “dew” and is an approved name. LOL
I don’t think it’s anyone’s business what parents want to call their children or how people choose to spell their names.
Björk is acceptable.
There have been studies on the correlation between first names and success and, SURPRISE! Those with common names with recognized spellings were much more likely to succeed than those with strange spellings.
I’ve been told by kindergarten teachers that students with names that were difficult to pronounce or spell, often got behind the Joes and Marys, and took months to catch up. Some never did.