Girl wins right to use her given name

Feb 1, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WTHI-TV Terre Haute

A 15-year-old Icelandic girl has been granted the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother, despite the opposition of authorities and Iceland's strict law on names.

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Bjork, apparently means; dumbshit who can't fkn read!
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what does donkey estonkey mean

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debbie wrote:
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A donkey is an ass. Shouldn't be too hard to figure out the rest.
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Feb 1, 2013
 
The mom looks hot!!!

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Feb 1, 2013
 
What about the right to use someone else's name?

It was bad them just referring to her as "girl" in the government documents, though it could have been worse. There was a book entitled, "A Child Called It."

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Unless it was something vulgar, what's the problem?
The thing to consider is how the child will feel about the name in the future.

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Feb 1, 2013
 
Ed Teach wrote:
Unless it was something vulgar, what's the problem?
The thing to consider is how the child will feel about the name in the future.
Several countries have tough gender rules regarding names. So they felt she had a boy's name.
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debbie wrote:
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Can't tell ya...
You'll giggle if I do.

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Feb 2, 2013
 
There are no androgynous names in Iceland? Like:

Robin
Chris
Pat
Lyndsay

etc?
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Feb 2, 2013
 
Tiny Timmie wrote:
There are no androgynous names in Iceland? Like:
Robin
Chris
Pat
Lyndsay
etc?
Or Like:
Moon Unit
and
Dweezil
etc?

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Spotted Girl wrote:
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Several countries have tough gender rules regarding names. So they felt she had a boy's name.
Maybe they should have gone to something generic? Robin perhaps?

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Ed Teach wrote:
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Maybe they should have gone to something generic? Robin perhaps?
But that was probably not on Iceland's list. However, the name the girl has is now unisex under their law. This case set a precedent.

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Feb 2, 2013
 
The name Blaer sounds like a girls name and she looks very much like a woman looking at her picture

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Spotted Girl wrote:
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But that was probably not on Iceland's list. However, the name the girl has is now unisex under their law. This case set a precedent.
And most girls have boyish names in America such as Terry or Alex or Bobby?

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Mrs-Jessica-D wrote:
<quoted text>And most girls have boyish names in America such as Terry or Alex or Bobby?
I sort of wished they didn't, but they do. Reminds me of Johnny Cash's song, "A Boy Named Sue."

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Mrs-Jessica-D wrote:
<quoted text>And most girls have boyish names in America such as Terry or Alex or Bobby?
Most girls in America have girlish names.

In girls, Terri (not Terry), Alex and Bobbi (not Bobby) are variations of Teresa, Alexis or Alexandra, and Roberta.
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Bama Yankee wrote:
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Most girls in America have girlish names.
In girls, Terri (not Terry), Alex and Bobbi (not Bobby) are variations of Teresa, Alexis or Alexandra, and Roberta.
Thanks for pointing that out....... I wanted to say that but held back......lol.

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Jean Nicky wrote:
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Thanks for pointing that out....... I wanted to say that but held back......lol.
Give you props for that

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