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Names, New and Approved!

Names, New and Approved!

By Tim Fall You read that right.  Not “new and improved” but “new and approved”.  That’s how things went in Iceland recently. Iceland, like other Scandinavian countries has official name registers, and new parents are restricted to approved names on the register when it comes to naming their children. That didn’t sit well with one family: A 15-year-old is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother. The problem? Blaer, which means “light breeze” in […]

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