Skip to comments.Law Would Prevent Parents From Giving Kids 'Weird Names'
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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As is Richard (Dick).
Or just pass a law where the kids could change their names easily
Next, they’ll be telling us what to name our dogs...
I tell you, life ain’t easy for a boy named Sue.
All your freedoms are belong to us.
If this was tried in the U.S., the outcry from a certain demographic would be deafening.
What’s wrong with the name Spatula?
Not a bad idea.
Are any minorities except?
You took the words right outta’ my fingers.
I did like that song.
I wonder if any Jew children in Israel have any of the Top 60 Jewish Ghetto names?
Well that lets Zappa, Moon Unit and Dweezil out.
>>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.
No boys named Sue.
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.
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.
I’d always ask him if he was born in Spatula City!
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.
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).
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.
My daughter Yakeesha Shawanda is LHAO over this guy. When my son Dauntay Jamal gets out, he’ll have something to say, too!
Why does Rosebud come to mind? Late night reruns I think,
Or “Sin Halo”
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.
Spatula City, protected by Gandhi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=QfvLcozLwtE
Not the first time they tried this:
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.
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.
What about Ketchup?
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.
I wondered where that came from. Rush used to us that as a commercial filler during his early years.
“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.
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.
Whats wrong with the name Spatula?
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.
I kid you now, however, I went to grade school with a retarded girl named Pigg. Her ridiculous parents named her . . . Ima.
Go to Indian Reservation and tell that to Two Dogs Humping.
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?
Nothing, if you live here.