“What’s there in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, not valid everywhere.
Parents these days are very particular and research a lot while naming their babies. Many countries, legally, are very generous and allow citizens the very fluidity to name their baby according to their will; but even today there are few countries in this world which legally supervise this process and can throw your chosen names in the dustbin if found unlawful. A Few years ago, New Jersey couple who named their kid ‘Adolf Hitler’ and ‘JoyceLynn Aryan Nation’ lost custody of their newborn son.
Let’s check few countries that restrict fluid kids-naming-
The naming system in Sweden was developed so as people not from so noble family must not get the authoritative right to name their children with Noble names.
Germany is more firm and strict in this case. The gender of the baby should be evident from the names, topping that one cannot use last names or names of objects as first names. German officials check or reject names if it hurts ethical sentiments and social norms
3. New Zealand
New Zealand holds the banning of a name which is too lengthy and doesn’t come with a proper justification.
Japan too restricts naming which is inappropriate and there one given name and surname is chosen for babies regardless of being too common and among the mass.
Denmark pre-handily provides parents a list of 70 hundred names, some of the guys and some of the girls. You have to choose among them.
China orders the parents to choose a name that is easily readable and could help in faster computer scanning, to ensure justice able national identification.
In the above-mentioned countries, the names have to be first approved by the law and thus they could adhere that on the newborn. You have to first submit the name to the office of the Standard Statistics of that particular area; whether the name would be acceptable or not is totally upon the officials.
Names once rejected give you the authority to submit another set of names with an enrolled fee or else you can choose from the list of the name provided by the officials.
Thus, these countries really surveillance and opaquely curtain the freedom of parents in wishing to call their babies from before.