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.
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.
“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.
A funny site used to be, “Baby’s Named A Bad, Bad Thing”. I think this is it:
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.
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!
On one particular base had a (Male) SMSgt Pink Angela, Maj Richard Dick and (forget the rank) Simplicio Tampon.
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.
>>>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.
What would be a good nickname for a female Dogg?
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 . . .
As long as “Male” and “Female” are on the list, they’ve got it covered.
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.
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.
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!
Phillipe is also spelled Phillippe, Philip, and some other obscure ways ~ they are all correct. The differences arise out of history and containing language.
Back in an old family graveyard there’s a stone for one of the ancestors that says ‘Griffith Griffith’ ~
Which of the 14 different spellings of ‘Katelyn’ will you declare correct?
The dash don't be silent
Ahhh, the military(read that as government)mind, it works so well.
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.
I bet I have known a dozen “Andy Andersons” and a half dozen “Dusty Rhoads”.
I once dated a girl named Fonda Dicks. She is still listed in Iowa High School Girls Basketball records.
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.
Very conservative girl, very conservative family. They had no clue.
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...
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.
That sounds like two names made into one. Best to go with Kate Lynn.
You left out Phillip.
I knew an “Andrew A. Andrews” years ago. I’ll let you guess what the “A.” stood for.