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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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.
What about marriage? I know of a guy with the last name of Wire who married a Barbera.
My folks named me Elvis. Turns out so did the mother ofn some guy who, back in the fifties was some sort of singer. I guess it could have been worse. I could have been named the Big Bopper.
That video is hilarious! The kids have a good sense of humor.
“Rush used to us that as a commercial filler during his early years.”
He still does, if you listen online through his website. “We sell spatulas, and that’s all!”
That's been done.
What about “Newt”?
Poor poor “Moon Unit”
I was thinking of her, and her little, curled pinky finger. So yeah, I'm sorta like that other guy. But I got over it for the most part.
She still hasn't written back.
Calling myself myself "Jo-jo PotaH-to" probably didn't help...
I may be wrong, but, the post-war laws that prohibit the display of Nazi symbols (the swastika, etc.), or doing the “sieg Heil!” salute, may well prohibit naming kids after famous Nazi’s too...
I heard that Hitler’s Hitler relatives ALL changed their surnames...pretty well voluntarily (understandably), immediately after the war.