Do you wish you could change your name?
A fifteen-year-old girl in Iceland named Blaer Bjarkardottir wants to keep hers. For people in Iceland, first names are used more prominently than last names (in phonebooks, classroom attendance, etc.), and all first names must come from an approved government registry. If a name isn’t on the list, a parent may petition to have the name added. In Icelandic, Blaer means “light breeze” but Blaer’s mother’s petition was denied because it was too masculine for a girl. WTH? Because of this, Blaer is officially known as “girl.” Her mother says that Blaer loves her name, adding, “So many strange names have been allowed, which makes this even more frustrating because Blaer is a perfectly Icelandic name. It seems like a basic human right to be able to name your child what you want, especially if it doesn’t harm your child in any way.”
Do you like your name? If you could change it, what would you name yourself?
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Midnight-Spark on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:02 pm
My name is Arabella Lousise and i’m cool with it. My mother (who s Russian) came up with it (:
Hannah591 on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm
I think that’s fine. Some people call their children weird names, even numbers. I think hitler/adolf is banned along with many others.
I’d change mine because people always say ‘hannah montana’ -_- even though her real name is miley cyrus.
blueflower8 on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:15 pm
My name is different then most, but I’ve grown to like it.
EmilyIsNotOnFire on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm
I want to change my name…
Jonathan_ on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm
I’d rail her
Experiments on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm
I love my name ( Skye )
That is wrong. it’s a lovely name!
KevinCool26 on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:04 am
I like my name. ( At least my first name )
abitterapple on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 6:05 am
My name’s Alice, I like it to an extent and I feel that everyone should be able to keep what’s rightfully theirs.
NikkiOrtega on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:26 am
I don’t like my name. Its kind of weird haha. I want my name to be Jessica
HotPinkSunglasses on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 12:40 am
My name is Emily. I’d like to change it to something more unique and uncommon, but I would never auctually go to all that bother. So I’m cool with it o;