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Iceland teen known legally as ‘girl’ fights to get her name back
New York Daily News ^

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. She’s suing the government to get her daughter’s name back.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/iceland-teen-fights-back-article-1.1232072#ixzz2HCVPQxmR

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And we need to be more like those European countries?

Time for the USA to get rid of all those weird new names with weird spellings. /s Those low information voters dontcha know?

1 posted on 01/06/2013 5:21:09 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Did Boy take Tarzan & Jane to court? Just wondering...


2 posted on 01/06/2013 5:33:37 AM PST by twister881
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To: SMGFan

What! we have to give up Shanikwa, chantelle, danikwa, imani, shanice, jamaica and china.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 5:40:36 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart, Concord and Lexington America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: twister881

Icelandic government’s approved list of names, sez it all


4 posted on 01/06/2013 5:41:50 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart, Concord and Lexington America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: ronnie raygun

And this country went bankrupt recently. Why is there a need for such a list when you’re friggin broke?


5 posted on 01/06/2013 5:48:47 AM PST by Thebaddog (Obama won, we are so screwed.)
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To: ronnie raygun
Icelandic government’s approved list of names, sez it all...What! we have to give up Shanikwa, chantelle, danikwa, imani, shanice, jamaica and china.

And Mohammed and Achmed and...

6 posted on 01/06/2013 5:52:58 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: ronnie raygun

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.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 5:54:46 AM PST by FES0844
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To: ronnie raygun

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.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 5:55:15 AM PST by pie_eater
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To: SMGFan
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.

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.

9 posted on 01/06/2013 5:56:08 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: VRW Conspirator

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.


10 posted on 01/06/2013 5:59:06 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SMGFan
Ten bucks says that Dwezil and Moon Unit are on the approved list.As is Mohammad,no doubt.
11 posted on 01/06/2013 6:08:33 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: muawiyah

“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.”

Not really.
Adolf Hitler Campbell Custody Battle: Parents Will Not Get Kids Back After Nazi Naming
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/adolf-hitler-campbell-custody-battle-nazi-names-new-jersey_n_1561046.html


12 posted on 01/06/2013 6:10:50 AM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Slambat

That was an exception to the rule ~ Chantechaniqua Jones ~ whatever jones means ~ is the rule.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 6:20:56 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SMGFan

Secret Agent girl.... They’ve given you a title and taken ‘way your name...


14 posted on 01/06/2013 6:25:08 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: pie_eater
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.

I'll agree only if you make all of the people named Carl change their names.

15 posted on 01/06/2013 6:25:14 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: SMGFan

Back when I was in the Air Force we had a guy named (full name) North East West.

I really felt sorry for him.


16 posted on 01/06/2013 6:26:36 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: SMGFan

Dogg - girl name in Iceland, means “dew” and is an approved name. LOL

http://babynames.allparenting.com/list/Icelandic_Baby_Names/Dogg/details/


17 posted on 01/06/2013 6:34:28 AM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: pie_eater

I don’t think it’s anyone’s business what parents want to call their children or how people choose to spell their names.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 6:38:20 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: Bluebird Singing

Björk is acceptable.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 6:46:44 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

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.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 6:48:36 AM PST by jch10 (Hey GOP! Only Conservatives get my vote.)
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To: pie_eater

NOOOOOO! For some people, spelling has personal meaning.

For all of those spellings of “Allison” you posted, I can understand why there might be variations. I disagree. I think variety is fun. : ))

“Alison” was originally a boy name, anyway. So you have accepted something that was once non-traditional: girls having boy names.

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Alison


21 posted on 01/06/2013 6:52:00 AM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: muawiyah

“That was an exception to the rule”

I know. I actually knew a Six Pak Jones in Arkansas.
That was his real name on his DL. Heck of a guy.


22 posted on 01/06/2013 6:52:34 AM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: muawiyah

A funny site used to be, “Baby’s Named A Bad, Bad Thing”. I think this is it:

http://www.notwithoutmyhandbag.com/babynames/bestof.html


23 posted on 01/06/2013 6:54:23 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: DH
Good morning.

Back when I was in the Air Force we had a guy named (full name) North East West.

Back when I was in the Army we had a guy named, Gordan Gordan Gordan. He was from W. Va.

5.56mm

24 posted on 01/06/2013 7:02:44 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: pie_eater

I agree that we should, indeed insist on the correct spelling of names. “Lawrence,” “Ann,” “Linda,” and “Lynn” are frequently misspelled. “Nannette” seems to be misspelled more often than it is spelled correctly (spelling it with only two “n’s” is wrong). Even the wife of George W. Bush’s vice president insisted on spelling her first name wrong!


25 posted on 01/06/2013 7:03:19 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: M Kehoe; DH

On one particular base had a (Male) SMSgt Pink Angela, Maj Richard Dick and (forget the rank) Simplicio Tampon.


26 posted on 01/06/2013 7:05:45 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: Bluebird Singing
“Alison” was originally a boy name, anyway. So you have accepted something that was once non-traditional: girls having boy names.

Although it shouldn't even be a first name, "Madison" sounds like it should be a boy's name, but a few years ago, it was being given to just about every other baby girl. I think some character or actress in some movie popularized "Madison" as a girl's name.

27 posted on 01/06/2013 7:07:53 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill
Splash, with Tom Hanks, Darryl Hannah, John Candy, and Eugene Levy
28 posted on 01/06/2013 7:09:50 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: pie_eater

>>>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.>>>

Years ago, my son had a girlfriend named Laurie. At least I assumed that was the correct spelling because it was what we were all used to. I left a note on the refrigerator in which I spelled her name “Laurie.” Son was unhappy that I misspelled her name and said that it was spelled “Lori.”

I left a second note which said simply, “Sori, Lori.” Son was even more upset.

I’m still laughing.

On another note, I feel sorry for the teachers who have to remember all the new spellings.


29 posted on 01/06/2013 7:31:15 AM PST by kitkat
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To: Bluebird Singing

What would be a good nickname for a female Dogg?

Bitchh?


30 posted on 01/06/2013 7:38:48 AM PST by proudpapa
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To: Fiji Hill

My daughter gave her baby girl the middle name Mason, which is definitely a boy name. . . but she combined her name with the name of her husband . . .


31 posted on 01/06/2013 8:00:01 AM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: SMGFan

As long as “Male” and “Female” are on the list, they’ve got it covered.


32 posted on 01/06/2013 8:03:50 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: SMGFan

I was listening to the radio a while back and they were giving updates on college basketball scores.

They mentioned the “Lady Bulldogs” of Georgia and I recall thinking that did not sound quite right. Then I realized what the alternative was and decided lady bulldogs was just fine.


33 posted on 01/06/2013 8:04:39 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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And this country went bankrupt recently. Why is there a need for such a list when you’re friggin broke?

It is an odd quirk of human behavior in the governing elite; when things get tough, they focus on minutia. Type in "California town bans" into Google and you get 6.4 million hits. You see towns banning such items as plastic bags, fake lawns, tsunamis (good luck with that), smoking inside a home, bottled water, Christmas decorations, and even beer pong. This is the same California that is financially imploding at both the State and local level. Instead of focussing on fixing the problems, which their out of control spending and regulations created, they go on to worrying about trivialities and concoct yet more bans on every day activities.

34 posted on 01/06/2013 8:10:10 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Slambat

Legg is fairly common in Central Indiana. Almost every highschool in the area had some fellow named Harry Legg. Then there were the Butts family ~ and smile when you say that!


35 posted on 01/06/2013 8:13:51 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Fiji Hill

Phillipe is also spelled Phillippe, Philip, and some other obscure ways ~ they are all correct. The differences arise out of history and containing language.


36 posted on 01/06/2013 8:17:40 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: M Kehoe

Back in an old family graveyard there’s a stone for one of the ancestors that says ‘Griffith Griffith’ ~


37 posted on 01/06/2013 8:18:41 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Fiji Hill

Which of the 14 different spellings of ‘Katelyn’ will you declare correct?


38 posted on 01/06/2013 8:24:27 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SMGFan
L—A

The dash don't be silent

39 posted on 01/06/2013 8:45:31 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: SMGFan
Personally, I admire the old custom the south used to have of giving only initials to the boys name. Such as J.D. for instance. I went to school with 3 guys named J.D. and I lived in a small population area. Two were named J.D. and the third guys parents used a little imagination and called him Jay D. One guy in the army I knew as named R.B. Jones. To clarify this to Army people who took care of Personnel problems, they kept asking him for his full name, he filled out a form with his name and put R.(only) B.(only) Jones. Sure enough when we got our orders to move to our second eight weeks of training he was listed on the orders as Ronly Bonly Jones.

Ahhh, the military(read that as government)mind, it works so well.

40 posted on 01/06/2013 9:14:29 AM PST by calex59
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To: muawiyah

I used to know a guy named Mathis Mathis.

There was also a girl in my high school class named Glenda Butts. She was really pretty and you guessed it she had a nice derriere. My best friend had a real crush on her.

I ran into her a few years ago and caught up on a lot of our old school mates as she was one of the few to stay in that town.


41 posted on 01/06/2013 9:22:21 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: calex59

I bet I have known a dozen “Andy Andersons” and a half dozen “Dusty Rhoads”.


42 posted on 01/06/2013 9:24:53 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog

I once dated a girl named Fonda Dicks. She is still listed in Iowa High School Girls Basketball records.


43 posted on 01/06/2013 9:27:18 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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I used to work with a guy whose last name was “Dicks”. That one is just a little too easy and there are a surprising number of people with that last name.

Now if I was Fonda, I would sue my parents and change my name, that is unless she really was unusually Fonda Dicks.


44 posted on 01/06/2013 9:33:28 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog

Very conservative girl, very conservative family. They had no clue.


45 posted on 01/06/2013 9:40:20 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: yarddog

I know a guy named Elias Elias.
His father is Barry Elias.
His father is Elias Elias.
His father is Barry Elias....
and so goes the naming for every generations’ eldest son as far back as he can remember.
they are Romanian... don’t know if that culture has anything to do with it...


46 posted on 01/06/2013 9:47:04 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: SparkyBass

I had a much older second cousin now passed away with an unusual name. I always knew him as P.C. as did everyone else. It was only at his funeral that most outside his immediate family learned the given names for which those initials stood. He hated them, even his headstone reads “P.C.” instead of his full name.

It was Physics Columbus.


47 posted on 01/06/2013 10:12:08 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: jjotto
Which of the 14 different spellings of ‘Katelyn’ will you declare correct?

That sounds like two names made into one. Best to go with Kate Lynn.

48 posted on 01/06/2013 10:41:50 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: muawiyah
Phillipe is also spelled Phillippe, Philip, and some other obscure ways ~ they are all correct. The differences arise out of history and containing language.

You left out Phillip.

49 posted on 01/06/2013 10:44:35 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: yarddog

I knew an “Andrew A. Andrews” years ago. I’ll let you guess what the “A.” stood for.


50 posted on 01/06/2013 12:16:01 PM PST by William Tell
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