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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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.
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