Icelandic girl fights for right to her own name
A 15-year-old is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother.
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#1 Jan 3, 2013
Governments are generally antidemocratic institutions. For example, in Kazakhstan you can take almost any first name. But, the change of second name (surname) is very difficult. As a rule, a Kazakh can assume only surnames of his parents, grandparents or the spouse. Bureaucrats are really a nuisance globally. They obstruct you in one way in Iceland and in other way they obstruct you in Kazakhstan.
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