[LMB] OT: Personal Notes

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue May 22 12:00:46 BST 2018

On Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:29 +0000, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com>

>My son had a classmate named Emir Child. I knew Marv Ellis. 
>Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. There are the government remedies. There were parents threatened with jail time in IIRC a Scandinavian country for not naming their daughter from an approved list. The name they wanted to use (I don’t remember it exactly) was nice sounding and meant gentle breeze. 

There are a few places with approved lists; France is one, IIRC.

There's no official list in the UK, but the registrar may decline to
register names that s/he deems to be offensive or inappropriate.

War is God's way of teaching Americans geography. - Ambrose Bierce

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