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Law Would Prevent Parents From Giving Kids 'Weird Names'
Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/11 | David Lev

Posted on 12/31/2011 2:00:16 PM PST by Eleutheria5

A new law proposed by MK Zvulun Orlev (Bayit Yehudi), who is chairman of the Knesset Children's Rights Committee, would prevent parents from giving their children “weird” or strange names that other children were likely to make fun of. The law would forbid parents from naming their children with names that “hurt their welfare or their feelings.”

The law, to be presented Sunday for the approval of the Ministerial Law Committee, would establish a “public names committee” which would include experts such as social workers, psychologists, and educators, that would confer with the relevant government ministries on “unacceptable” names that were likely, in their opinion, to cause children damage. Names that could hurt the social standing, feelings, or welfare of children would be banned, and the Interior Ministry would be instructed not to accept them for registration. The law states that “a person's name has an important influence on how society and those around him look at him. A name is the most important asset that a person has. Judaism places great importance on a person's name, and many people consult with rabbis before deciding what to name their children.” Orlev said that while the law may at first glance seem somewhat invasive, it was by no means unique; a number of countries around the world, including Sweden, Portugal, Norway, and Peru, to name just a few, had laws preventing parents from giving their children “negative” names.

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I guess Yowee Zowee, Hara, Fried Fish and Yogurt are out.
1 posted on 12/31/2011 2:00:32 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

As is Richard (Dick).


2 posted on 12/31/2011 2:04:27 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Eleutheria5

Or just pass a law where the kids could change their names easily


3 posted on 12/31/2011 2:05:04 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Eleutheria5

Next, they’ll be telling us what to name our dogs...


4 posted on 12/31/2011 2:05:15 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: R. Scott

I tell you, life ain’t easy for a boy named Sue.


5 posted on 12/31/2011 2:05:57 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

All your freedoms are belong to us.


6 posted on 12/31/2011 2:06:21 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Eleutheria5

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/archive/index.php/t-326320.html


7 posted on 12/31/2011 2:07:05 PM PST by GOP Jedi (Democracy, Immigration, Multiculturalism -- Pick Any Two)
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To: Eleutheria5

If this was tried in the U.S., the outcry from a certain demographic would be deafening.


8 posted on 12/31/2011 2:08:28 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

What’s wrong with the name Spatula?


9 posted on 12/31/2011 2:09:57 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Dallas59
Or just pass a law where the kids could change their names easily

Not a bad idea.

10 posted on 12/31/2011 2:10:53 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Eleutheria5

Are any minorities except?


11 posted on 12/31/2011 2:11:45 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Eleutheria5

You took the words right outta’ my fingers.


12 posted on 12/31/2011 2:11:50 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: Eleutheria5

I did like that song.


13 posted on 12/31/2011 2:13:29 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Eleutheria5

I wonder if any Jew children in Israel have any of the Top 60 Jewish Ghetto names?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktmlU1l_jys

My favorite?
Bloomenbergensteinenthal!


14 posted on 12/31/2011 2:13:38 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well that lets Zappa, Moon Unit and Dweezil out.


15 posted on 12/31/2011 2:13:46 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Eleutheria5

>>Judaism places great importance on a person’s name, and many people consult with rabbis before deciding what to name their children.” <<

Yet, Schlomos abound.


17 posted on 12/31/2011 2:14:53 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Eleutheria5

No boys named Sue.


18 posted on 12/31/2011 2:15:13 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I’m wondering if he’s doing this as a victim of such an outrage. I don’t know what’s a “normal” name over there...but I suppose that “Kwanish’a’a’’” would be right out.


19 posted on 12/31/2011 2:15:13 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: R. Scott

But the problem was somewhat contrived. Once he came of age, he could just go to a lawyer and have it changed to Bill or George, or anything but Sue.


20 posted on 12/31/2011 2:15:39 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I’d always ask him if he was born in Spatula City!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XbCWmY0eqY


21 posted on 12/31/2011 2:19:38 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Eleutheria5

That made me think of a guy i went thru school with 1st grade thru 12, I was back home a few years ago and noticed his obit in the local paper as we always called him Cigar that is how it was listed in the paper I looked at my sister and said you know I never knew his first name my sis looked and said that is his first name, sort of stunned me. His last name was Butts.


22 posted on 12/31/2011 2:20:31 PM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: Eleutheria5

Shouldn’t legislaters be legistlating on more important legislation? Let me start with a suggestion: How about, say, make it mandatory that if one were to pick one’s nose, it be done with a left-hand digit? Or, instituting a fine for walking on a sidewalk line (US $25/line).


23 posted on 12/31/2011 2:21:39 PM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: Eleutheria5

Stupid law. Although there are people out there who are even stupider. A psychologist friend working for a hospital was called in a number of years ago to try and persuade a new mother not to name her child “Meconium.” She just liked the sound of it. And she persisted.


24 posted on 12/31/2011 2:21:45 PM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Eleutheria5

Muhammad


25 posted on 12/31/2011 2:22:18 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Eleutheria5

My daughter Yakeesha Shawanda is LHAO over this guy. When my son Dauntay Jamal gets out, he’ll have something to say, too!


26 posted on 12/31/2011 2:23:40 PM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: Eleutheria5

Why does Rosebud come to mind? Late night reruns I think,


27 posted on 12/31/2011 2:24:24 PM PST by ThomasThomas ( If you can't laugh at your self, I will for you.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Or “Sin Halo”


28 posted on 12/31/2011 2:25:31 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (MERRY CHRISTMAS to the ACLU)
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To: newheart
There is always the tried and true Barackashia and Obamoniqua...
29 posted on 12/31/2011 2:25:56 PM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: Eleutheria5

I was almost 3 years old when my little sister was born and after seeing a Billy Graham special, I was sure that my parents had given her a boy’s name, having watched George Beverly Shay sing.

No, they didn’t name her George.


30 posted on 12/31/2011 2:26:30 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Barack.


31 posted on 12/31/2011 2:26:45 PM PST by maggief
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Spatula City, protected by Gandhi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=QfvLcozLwtE


32 posted on 12/31/2011 2:27:20 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Not the first time they tried this:

LUKE 1

59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.

60 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.

62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.

64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.


33 posted on 12/31/2011 2:28:47 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: moovova

Sick f—k.


34 posted on 12/31/2011 2:29:43 PM PST by Misterioso
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To: Eleutheria5

LOL! Love that!

I think this video caused some controversy in India a couple of years ago. The news articles kept talking about some video about a Ghandi character that wasn’t a pacifist nor a vegetarian and the Hindus were just all up in arms about it. I willing to bet some one translated the narration of this video, posted it, and it went viral there.


35 posted on 12/31/2011 2:32:37 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Eleutheria5; shibumi
I guess Yowee Zowee, Hara, Fried Fish and Yogurt are out.

What about Ketchup?

36 posted on 12/31/2011 2:36:21 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Come to think of it, weren’t some kids taken in by CPS a year back due to naming their son Hitler? I think it was in the Lehigh Valley.


37 posted on 12/31/2011 2:37:26 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I wondered where that came from. Rush used to us that as a commercial filler during his early years.


38 posted on 12/31/2011 2:39:43 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (MERRY CHRISTMAS to the ACLU)
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To: Eleutheria5

“A new law proposed by MK Zvulun Orlev (Bayit Yehudi)”
Geez, I couldn’t imagine why someone named Zvulun Orlev (Bayit Yehudi) would ever want to propose a law like this.


39 posted on 12/31/2011 2:41:59 PM PST by yank in the UK (decapitation before capitulation)
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To: Eleutheria5; All

Actually, all the countries of (at least) northern Europe (Holland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany etc.) have the same laws forbidding weird names (actually making a local official sign off on them) or the same exact names from the same places and times.... This both prevents “Moon Unit” names and 10 “Hans Jacobsens” in one village all the same age....

No, it wouldn’t work in America. Seems to work over there though—as they’ve had these laws for generations.


40 posted on 12/31/2011 2:44:17 PM PST by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: Eleutheria5

What’s wrong with the name Spatula?


One of my favorites.......Placenta.


41 posted on 12/31/2011 2:46:29 PM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I am relieved to read this story is from Israel.

I expected it to be from America.

Terrifying how far we have fallen, and how fast.


42 posted on 12/31/2011 2:46:40 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Eleutheria5
Many years ago I recall a court case in one of the Scandinavian countries where a woman was found guilty of giving her son the "weird" or unacceptable name of Christophpher (yes, that's how she spelled it).

I kid you now, however, I went to grade school with a retarded girl named Pigg. Her ridiculous parents named her . . . Ima.

43 posted on 12/31/2011 2:48:49 PM PST by LS
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To: Eleutheria5

Go to Indian Reservation and tell that to Two Dogs Humping.


44 posted on 12/31/2011 2:55:17 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

If there were any Amerindians here, this law would be discriminatory and anti-native culture. How dare they outlaw the time-honored name of Horse Snort?


45 posted on 12/31/2011 2:59:10 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: LS
Ima Hogg (1882-1975), philanthropist and patron of the arts, daughter of Sarah Ann (Stinson) and Governor James Stephen Hogg,


46 posted on 12/31/2011 3:00:30 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Eleutheria5
What’s wrong with the name Spatula?

Nothing, if you live here.

47 posted on 12/31/2011 3:03:05 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: AnalogReigns
This could explain why I've never met, or heard of a German, or Austrian with the sur name Hitler.
48 posted on 12/31/2011 3:04:40 PM PST by yank in the UK (decapitation before capitulation)
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To: Eleutheria5
Or Moon Zappa and Chastity Bono(my favorite).
49 posted on 12/31/2011 3:05:33 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Cvengr
Don't forget Armand Hammer.


50 posted on 12/31/2011 3:08:14 PM PST by aruanan
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