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   15 year old girl finds out her name is not on the approved list. Is now officially referred to only as "Girl". Tarzan fails to see the problem

05 Jan 2013 02:59 PM   |   17178 clicks   |   CBS News
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Feral_and_Preposterous     
Is "Hammerhead" is on the list?

05 Jan 2013 12:13 PM
Feral_and_Preposterous     
is

05 Jan 2013 12:14 PM
wambu     
I suppose "Coont" wont make it either.

/sad

05 Jan 2013 12:17 PM
Barfmaker    [TotalFark]  
Pack the condoms I'm going to Iceland.

05 Jan 2013 12:30 PM
DanZero    [TotalFark]  
Jungle life, I'm far away from nowhere
On my own like Tarzan Girl

05 Jan 2013 12:40 PM
Donnchadha    [TotalFark]  
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Blaer?

Stulkas! Stulkas!

05 Jan 2013 12:49 PM
Coco LaFemme     
On one hand, I don't think the government should control what you can name your kid.  On the other, seeing what some people in this country choose to saddle their offspring with.......I can understand it's usefulness.

05 Jan 2013 01:01 PM
Donnchadha    [TotalFark]  

05 Jan 2013 01:17 PM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
If I became dictator, a list of approved names (each with only ONE spelling) would be published within my first 100 days. Go find another outlet for your "creativity."

05 Jan 2013 01:29 PM
hackhix     
BFD!

My first name is an initial, and my middle name is my name - try filling out any type of form w/that!

/I blame my parents...

05 Jan 2013 01:35 PM
propasaurus    [TotalFark]  
Weedlord Bonerhitlersdottir

05 Jan 2013 01:36 PM
EvilEgg    [TotalFark]  

Sybarite: If I became dictator, a list of approved names (each with only ONE spelling) would be published within my first 100 days. Go find another outlet for your "creativity."


You sound old.  If you want to name your kid LeHyphenA I'm ok with that.  At eighteen the kid can decide whether to keep it or not.  You get twenty six characters, use them as you feel best, So Le-A.

05 Jan 2013 01:42 PM
Coco LaFemme     

Coco LaFemme: On one hand, I don't think the government should control what you can name your kid.  On the other, seeing what some people in this country choose to saddle their offspring with.......I can understand it's its usefulness.


Wow, that was embarrassing.  That's what I get for not clicking "Preview" before "Add Comment."

05 Jan 2013 02:04 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

Sybarite: If I became dictator, a list of approved names (each with only ONE spelling) would be published within my first 100 days. Go find another outlet for your "creativity."


QUICK
how many spellings of karen, chris, kathy, cindy
oh nvm

so
WHICH name as the most spelling variants??

05 Jan 2013 02:41 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

namatad: so
WHICH name as the most spelling variants??


http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/ showthread.php?t=568495
not really an answer, but some good examples

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/ind ex?qid=20070630141815AA2mubJ
LOL

just look at Emily. In 2000, we saw Emily (25714), Emilee (920), Emely (603), Emilie (563), Emmalee (225), Emalee (122), Emiley (67), Emili (66), Emilly (57), Emmaleigh (56), Emeli (46), Emileigh (41), Emelie (40), Emalie (39), Emaleigh (33), Emmalie (28), Emmily (26), Emylee (22), Emmalea (20), Emmaly (19), and Emaly (18).

05 Jan 2013 02:44 PM
SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  
there are good rules, and stupid rules.

this is a stupid rule.

05 Jan 2013 02:47 PM
cman    [TotalFark]  
In a country comfortable with a firm state role, most people don't question the Personal Names Register, a list of 1,712 male names and 1,853 female names that fit Icelandic grammar and pronunciation rules and that officials maintain will protect children from embarrassment

When you got the left (OMG bullying embarrassing names OMG) and the right (you will obey and use only names linguistically correct to continue tradition), you probably should know by then that the legislation is not the best idea

05 Jan 2013 02:48 PM
Makh    [TotalFark]  
She not have name, she just girl.

05 Jan 2013 02:58 PM
bhcompy     
So Blaer isn't on the list but Bjork is. Wonderful

05 Jan 2013 03:01 PM
95629     

EvilEgg: Sybarite: If I became dictator, a list of approved names (each with only ONE spelling) would be published within my first 100 days. Go find another outlet for your "creativity."

You sound old.  If you want to name your kid LeHyphenA I'm ok with that.  At eighteen the kid can decide whether to keep it or not.  You get twenty six characters, use them as you feel best, So Le-A.


26 letters. So you put a hyphen in there. haha

05 Jan 2013 03:01 PM
skinink     

"Given names are even more significant in tiny Iceland that in many other countries: Everyone is listed in the phone book by their first names."


These are the Daves I know I know, these are the Daves I know!


05 Jan 2013 03:03 PM
you are a puppet     
As soon as Girl becomes legal I'd like to bang her. Currently, I would like to bang Girl's mom.

05 Jan 2013 03:05 PM
thisiszombocom     
id bjork her mom big time.

05 Jan 2013 03:05 PM
spentshells     
fjord

05 Jan 2013 03:07 PM
Britney Spear's Speculum     
Just pick a name off this list.

International Roller Derby Master Roster

05 Jan 2013 03:09 PM
Super Chronic     

namatad: so
WHICH name as the most spelling variants??


Over the last several years I've noticed a huge proliferation of variants on "Michaela." And let's just say I'm not impressed.

05 Jan 2013 03:09 PM
ultraholland     
*sees associated photo*

Bring them to me.

05 Jan 2013 03:10 PM
Ex-Texan     
Sqinita Mafwonka Alvarez-chong frowns on you shenanigans.

05 Jan 2013 03:11 PM
Super Chronic     

Britney Spear's Speculum: Just pick a name off this list.

International Roller Derby Master Roster


I vote for "Derby Sanchez."

Actually, a little ctrl-f action shows a lot of Sanchez variants in there. Great minds think alike.

05 Jan 2013 03:11 PM
buckler    [TotalFark]  

namatad: Sybarite: If I became dictator, a list of approved names (each with only ONE spelling) would be published within my first 100 days. Go find another outlet for your "creativity."

QUICK
how many spellings of karen, chris, kathy, cindy
oh nvm

so
WHICH name as the most spelling variants??


I remember reading years ago the "Elizabeth" has the most variants: Elizabeth, Liz, Beth, Betsy, Bets, Liza, Ellie, and so on. That's not counting weird spellings like "Ellizybeth" or such.

05 Jan 2013 03:12 PM
WhippingBoy     

Sybarite: If I became dictator, a list of approved names (each with only ONE spelling) would be published within my first 100 days. Go find another outlet for your "creativity."


This will just make pre-filtering resumes and job applications all the more difficult. Now, it's like there's a built in early warning system: "Sorry BrayDen & Kynydy, not even gonna need to waste valuable seconds looking at your 'qualifications'"

05 Jan 2013 03:13 PM
pion     

you are a puppet: As soon as Girl becomes legal I'd like to bang her. Currently, I would like to bang Girl's mom.


Damn straight. They grow'em right in Iceland.

05 Jan 2013 03:14 PM
Stone Meadow    [TotalFark]  
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Whoa, how does one say "MILF" in Icelandic?

05 Jan 2013 03:14 PM
CokeBear     
What if you move there and don't have an approved name?

05 Jan 2013 03:18 PM
ka1axy     

EvilEgg: Sybarite: If I became dictator, a list of approved names (each with only ONE spelling) would be published within my first 100 days. Go find another outlet for your "creativity."

You sound old.  If you want to name your kid LeHyphenA I'm ok with that.  At eighteen the kid can decide whether to keep it or not.  You get twenty six characters, use them as you feel best, So Le-A.


I believe it's pronounced "Ledasha"

05 Jan 2013 03:20 PM
Coronal mass ejection     

05 Jan 2013 03:21 PM
Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman     

bhcompy: So Blaer isn't on the list but Bjork is. Wonderful


Well, Björk is a traditional Icelandic girl's name, meaning "birch".
I don't have a complete problem with there being some sort of limit on names to prevent things that are blatantly offensive or potentially damaging to the child, but it seems like instead of having a set approved list, they should have rules about what is excluded and if there are specific names that need to be called out as not allowed, do so.
Being stuck the name of "Girl" seems more damaging than the name the mother gave her.

05 Jan 2013 03:21 PM
Quantum Apostrophe     
Stone Meadow: "Whoa, how does one say "MILF" in Icelandic?"

Mïlfstødtïr.

05 Jan 2013 03:21 PM
WeenerGord     
Biff McLargeHuge!

05 Jan 2013 03:22 PM
skylabdown     
Where are all the Gubmint-lovin farktards?? I figured they'd be all for this.

This "law" is obscene.

05 Jan 2013 03:23 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

Quantum Apostrophe: Stone Meadow: "Whoa, how does one say "MILF" in Icelandic?"

Mïlfstødtïr.


I lol'd

05 Jan 2013 03:25 PM
Stone Meadow    [TotalFark]  

Quantum Apostrophe: Stone Meadow: "Whoa, how does one say "MILF" in Icelandic?"

Mïlfstødtïr.


LOL...you win one interwebs, sir!

05 Jan 2013 03:25 PM
Bilgewater    [TotalFark]  
I named my daughter Honeydew Bongwater. Some people have a problem with that.

05 Jan 2013 03:25 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: some sort of limit on names to prevent things that are blatantly offensive


well, I find RZSG to be grossly offensive. please change your name immediately. and until you do, your opinion had no validity. sorry. but you made the rule. now you must live by it.

05 Jan 2013 03:26 PM
Boojum2k     

Stone Meadow: Whoa, how does one say "MILF" in Icelandic?


Not usually into blondes but I would make a couple of exceptions.

05 Jan 2013 03:27 PM
wellreadneck    [TotalFark]  

Coronal mass ejection: In Kentucky you can name your kids anything you like, including Electric Buttram.


A friend from Covington swore they knew a Letcher Dickhaut.

05 Jan 2013 03:29 PM
johnny_stingray     
I once heard an Icelandic legend of a girl conceived on a fishing boat when her mom had carnal relations with several of the crew. Iceland observes patronymic naming, but since they didn't know who the father was, they named the kid after the boat.

05 Jan 2013 03:31 PM
Glancing Blow     
Nice to see that the priests are enforcing the laws of the state, no need for religious freedoms here - move along.

05 Jan 2013 03:32 PM
Bennie Crabtree     

Coco LaFemme: On one hand, I don't think the government should control what you can name your kid.  On the other, seeing what some people in this country choose to saddle their offspring with.......I can understand it's usefulness.


The language has a very peculiar sort of grammar, and names are essential to how a society organizes itself.

05 Jan 2013 03:34 PM
WeenerGord     

ka1axy: EvilEgg: Sybarite: If I became dictator, a list of approved names (each with only ONE spelling) would be published within my first 100 days. Go find another outlet for your "creativity."

You sound old.  If you want to name your kid LeHyphenA I'm ok with that.  At eighteen the kid can decide whether to keep it or not.  You get twenty six characters, use them as you feel best, So Le-A.

I believe it's pronounced "Ledasha"



And her gay brother, LePrancesha

05 Jan 2013 03:35 PM
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