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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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To: Eleutheria5

What about marriage? I know of a guy with the last name of Wire who married a Barbera.


51 posted on 12/31/2011 3:11:55 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


52 posted on 12/31/2011 3:17:40 PM PST by elvis-lives
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To: C210N

That video is hilarious! The kids have a good sense of humor.


53 posted on 12/31/2011 3:23:47 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“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!”


54 posted on 12/31/2011 3:28:09 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: moovova
Why don’t they just tattoo numbers on their arms?

That's been done.

55 posted on 12/31/2011 3:32:19 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Barack

Hussein

Both out!


56 posted on 12/31/2011 3:40:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Eleutheria5

What about “Newt”?


57 posted on 12/31/2011 3:46:26 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: Eleutheria5

Poor poor “Moon Unit”


58 posted on 12/31/2011 4:17:56 PM PST by ssschev
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To: Allegra
What about Ketchup?

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...

59 posted on 12/31/2011 4:21:08 PM PST by BlueDragon (how's that grab you? like three hairy hands, in the dark?)
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To: yank in the UK

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.


60 posted on 12/31/2011 4:23:44 PM PST by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: AnalogReigns

Not all of them. My uncle (father’s brother) never did!


61 posted on 12/31/2011 4:32:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: AnalogReigns

Not all of them. My uncle (father’s brother) never did!


62 posted on 12/31/2011 4:32:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: The Antiyuppie
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.

I was thinking that someone named "Zvulun" must speak from bitter experience.

63 posted on 12/31/2011 4:35:09 PM PST by stormhill
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To: stormhill

You never heard of Zebulon (English)? One of the Twelve Tribes of Israel? How about Solomon (’Shlomo’ in Hebrew)?


64 posted on 12/31/2011 4:39:09 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Eleutheria5

Joshua/Yoshi/Ossi has a derivative name in Ruthian-Yiddish, it is Oshit.

During the Perestroika period I actually knew a boy named Oshit, his family fled the USSR and ended up in North NJ. He became a “Joshua” in a few weeks.

And what happens to all the Yaacovs?


65 posted on 12/31/2011 4:48:55 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: jjotto

Yes, deeply familiar with The Word


66 posted on 12/31/2011 4:52:31 PM PST by stormhill
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To: stormhill

hehe

Do you know what Israelis hear when an American says ‘Zion’?


67 posted on 12/31/2011 4:54:04 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

No, but being bilingual I have a vivid imagination


68 posted on 12/31/2011 4:55:57 PM PST by stormhill
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To: freedumb2003
Yet, Schlomos abound.

That's because in Hebrew, it's a very prestigious name. In English, you would call it Solomon.
69 posted on 12/31/2011 5:13:23 PM PST by Maven
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To: Cvengr

what about that skin diver named Mike Hunt?


70 posted on 12/31/2011 5:48:00 PM PST by Plumberman27
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To: Eleutheria5
Larangelo? Or his brother Orangelo?

Spelled Lemonjello. Spelled, you guessed it.

71 posted on 12/31/2011 6:00:47 PM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Eleutheria5

When I was a kid, my black neighbors gave normal names to the boys. The girls weren’t so lucky. First girl was Marvenus. Second girl was Uranus. I kid you not. What made it worse, was their last name was Burns. Again, I’m totally honest.


72 posted on 12/31/2011 7:50:34 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Misterioso
So...you don't believe that type of mentality (controlling the names of kids) doesn't lead to gas chambers?

Yeah, right. You're the sick f--k then.

73 posted on 12/31/2011 8:28:58 PM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The Zappa family are not pleased.

Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan, and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen Zappa object!!


74 posted on 12/31/2011 8:52:27 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: Beowulf9

Damn, you beat me to it!


75 posted on 12/31/2011 8:56:32 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: JerseyanExile

It was more than a year ago, but yes.

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-11-22/news/30431072_1_joycelynn-aryan-nation-honszlynn-hinler-jeannie-heath-and-deborah-campbell


76 posted on 01/01/2012 4:53:30 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Eleutheria5

But that wouldn’t draw headlines – or sell records.


77 posted on 01/01/2012 5:00:33 AM 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: Revolting cat!

So that makes you a relative of AH?


78 posted on 01/01/2012 6:32:49 AM PST by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: AnalogReigns

I don’t like to brag.


79 posted on 01/01/2012 12:20:35 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Cvengr

I think she had a sister named Yura.


80 posted on 01/01/2012 6:53:00 PM PST by Mercat (It's Christmas until Jan. 6th)
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To: Mercat

You must be thinkin of Ouisa.


81 posted on 01/01/2012 7:00:58 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Eleutheria5

As bad as first names can be, I’ve seen some unfortunate last names as well: Loser, Dummer, Diksit or westernized “Dixit” but still pronounced dik-s*it(common East Indian name).


82 posted on 01/01/2012 7:01:49 PM PST by rabidralph
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