Should there be a government list of approved names

(80 Posts)
Viviennemary Tue 10-Jul-12 16:07:52

I believe some countries have such a list. A while ago I would have thought this was a very bad idea. Now I am beginning to wonder when I see some of the outlandish names some poor children are inflicted with. Or is it none of anybody's business.

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Tue 11-Dec-12 22:15:54

Maybe but not as strict as Sweden's list! I mean, Brian wouldn't be to my taste but there was a lady who lives in Sweden saying recently she needed permission to name a baby after her Father Brian. That seems a bit too strict!!

Britain is so multicultural, how would it work? They'd need to emply people to check the name was not simply ludicrous or offensive in another language.

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Tue 11-Dec-12 22:32:16

It would be fine in Sweden. grin

meddie Tue 11-Dec-12 22:47:01

from a personal liberty point of view I would say no. but after meeting children who have been called Lucifer and Gansta I wish they would have a banned list.

Leafmould Tue 11-Dec-12 23:16:07

We 3 bunnies, yes I think you are right, where there is not many variants, then the name seems to be there, like Ruth.

SomeTiggyPudding Tue 11-Dec-12 23:19:03

This is actually a thread where you can ask "Won't somebody think of the children?!"
You GIVE children a name. It's then theirs. It doesn't belong to the parents. It's the name that a human being will get called throughout their childhood. Parents need to give names that the child will want rather than trying to say something about themselves via their child's name.

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