Gender confusion prevented a German boy being Matti, because the sex of the baby wouldn't be obvious. And you won't find any Germans named Merkel, Schroeder or Kohl, either, because surnames are banned as first names.
The name 4Real fell foul of authorities in New Zealand, because names cannot start with a number.
LOL, Iceland would have blown a fuse if they named her Thor, Swen, or Jens.
Instead of names, if we all had numbers followed by one or two letter prefixes, the government could easily assign them to us.
... an item our forefathers forgot:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, prevent childhood embarrassment, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
In answer to the article's question: They do it because they can.
We can almost all agree on the psychological damage of naming your kid "Adolf Hitler", but no-one seems to want to discuss the same in regards to the made-up names and pronunciations that proliferate nowadays.
By the way, does this mean you can’t name a boy “Sue”?
“L’trina” is one of those names that should be outlawed, in spite of the 1st Amendment./s
Paging Richard Head...
I don't believe "Ima Hoare" would ever "embrace" her name. Go after her parents with a tire iron, more likely.
Here are a few examples of why people want name oversight: Chlamydia, Ladashla, Anfernee, Chrisshonta, LaDarius
Frankly, I'm for parental rights and the right to change your name when you are of legal age. There is only so much that society should do to protect the children of stupid parents.
Several years ago i recall a woman in a Scandinavian country being given a jail term for naming her son “Christophpher.”
1. The NY Times has a reporter named Jennifer 8 Lee, and please remember that there is no period after the 8.
2. Sometimes names can become unpopular very quickly:
Problem is...Germany now has, probably, about 1 million Mohammeds and counting. All that name regulating for naught.
I guess “Sue” would be out for boys?
It is funny how “gender confusion” is cited as a reason for forbidding names. I thought Europe was even worse than the US in promoting the idea that gender is a subjective thing, based upon how one feels about oneself and subject to change from day to day, as opposed to a fixed, objective, biological fact.
It's called civilization. The welfare of individual children was important to us.
Now we can murder the unborn and confiscate the money and jail anyone who calls us a hateful name; but, you can name your kid “butt-boy” if you want to.
It's the slippery slope in action - you're worried about the wrong things - as we slide on down.
Because some countries realize it must be embarrassing to be named ShaQueatha, Urethra, KwaChing, LaBeeah, and Qua’Leasha.....like some ethnics name their kids here in this country
Of course, if Iceland was a black nation, Liberals and Globalists would be praising its Names policies....and calling anyone “racist” if they criticize