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   Icelandic girl, formerly just known as 'girl', wins her court case. Please welcome Blær Bjarkardóttir, and try not to spit all over your monitor while pronouncing her last name

31 Jan 2013 03:23 PM   |   13475 clicks   |   Iceland Review
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GiantRex     
Iceland has laws to regulate human names? That's something countries actually do?

I guess I learned something today.

31 Jan 2013 12:43 PM
markie_farkie    [TotalFark]  

GiantRex: That's something countries actually do?


Cuts down on kids named Barbie Sarahpalin Mommabearcub Spiderbite O'Malley Beer Pizza Smith.

31 Jan 2013 12:54 PM
Dinjiin     

GiantRex: That's something countries actually do?


A couple of countries have baby naming regulations.  I assume they're mainly for cultural preservation.  A nice side benefit is that you avoid situations where parents go off the deep end when naming their kids.

31 Jan 2013 12:55 PM
kid_icarus     
"I am very happy... Finally, I'll have the name 'Blær' in my passport," she said of the court's verdict.

BLARGH!!

31 Jan 2013 12:57 PM
mitchcumstein1    [TotalFark]  

GiantRex: Iceland has laws to regulate human names? That's something countries actually do?

I guess I learned something today.


I think Germany does as well.

They like regulations though.

31 Jan 2013 12:59 PM
Cyberluddite    [TotalFark]  

GiantRex: Iceland has laws to regulate human names? That's something countries actually do?
I guess I learned something today.


I suppose it must have something to do with the fact that everyone's surnames are legally the father's first name with "son" added at the end for males, or with "dóttir" added at the end for females.  (In other words, if you lived in Iceland and had a son, his last name would be "Giantrexson," and your daughter's last name would be "Giantrexdóttir.")  So I guess they must have to approve first names to avoid confusion.  Or something, I dunno.

I don't know what someone does for a last name if their father's identity is unknown. Adopt the mother's surname, or use her first name plus "son" or "dóttir"?  Dunno.

31 Jan 2013 12:59 PM
Eddie Adams from Torrance    [TotalFark]  
I got something on my monitor but it's not spit.

/Wait.. she's HOW old?

31 Jan 2013 01:02 PM
markie_farkie    [TotalFark]  

Cyberluddite: Dunno.


This is the official site regarding naming and based on the sentence  A child may only be named by those who have custody of the child.it leaves it open for interpretation.  Single moms, same-sex couples, and so on are also covered by that.

31 Jan 2013 01:16 PM
kingoomieiii     
Byark-ar-daughter. As in daughter of  Bjarkar. That's how they roll in those countries.

31 Jan 2013 01:35 PM
kingoomieiii     

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I got something on my monitor but it's not spit.

/Wait.. she's HOW old?


Are you talking about the ads for knitted clothes?

31 Jan 2013 01:38 PM
vernonFL    [TotalFark]  
I've known several Icelandic girls, they have really cool names. Their names are almost like Native American names.

Swan Maiden
Ocean Maiden
Maiden of the Gods.

31 Jan 2013 01:46 PM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  
Byar-kar-dot-er.  Doesn't seem that hard to me.

31 Jan 2013 02:02 PM
kid_icarus     

vernonFL: I've known several Icelandic girls, they have really cool names. Their names are almost like Native American names.

Swan Maiden
Ocean Maiden
Maiden of the Gods.


That sounds like an all-girl superhero team.

31 Jan 2013 02:07 PM
xanadian    [TotalFark]  

GiantRex: Iceland has laws to regulate human names? That's something countries actually do?

I guess I learned something today.


Considering some of the really bizarre names American parents name their kids, I can honestly say I'm OK with this.

31 Jan 2013 02:08 PM
NuttierThanEver    [TotalFark]  

kid_icarus: vernonFL: I've known several Icelandic girls, they have really cool names. Their names are almost like Native American names.

Swan Maiden
Ocean Maiden
Maiden of the Gods.

That sounds like an all-girl superhero team.


Or a cruise liner fleet

31 Jan 2013 02:10 PM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

GiantRex: Iceland has laws to regulate human names? That's something countries actually do?

I guess I learned something today.


Yes, as do Germany, Sweden, Japan and Denmark. In some countries it's so the name may not negatively affect the well-being of the child.

31 Jan 2013 02:11 PM
Walker    [TotalFark]  

Bathia_Mapes: GiantRex: Iceland has laws to regulate human names? That's something countries actually do?

I guess I learned something today.

Yes, as do Germany, Sweden, Japan and Denmark. In some countries it's so the name may not negatively affect the well-being of the child.


Stupid.

Signed
Moon Unit Zappa

31 Jan 2013 02:12 PM
vernonFL    [TotalFark]  

kid_icarus: That sounds like an all-girl superhero team.


A 6 ft. tall blonde big tittied superhero team, at that.

31 Jan 2013 02:15 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  

markie_farkie: GiantRex: That's something countries actually do?

Cuts down on kids named Barbie Sarahpalin Mommabearcub Spiderbite O'Malley Beer Pizza Smith.


Or, as her friends call her, Toby.

31 Jan 2013 02:47 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

dittybopper: Byar-kar-dot-er.  Doesn't seem that hard to me.


plus we have the same thing leftover in a ton of our names
johnson? willing to bet that that name started long ago when john had a son.
wilson? son of will
peterson?

dont get me started on cooper and smith and falconer and and and and
all names are silly
some are sillier

31 Jan 2013 02:47 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

31 Jan 2013 02:51 PM
kid_icarus     

vernonFL: kid_icarus: That sounds like an all-girl superhero team.

A 6 ft. tall blonde big tittied superhero team, at that.


Now it's sounding like a porn...

31 Jan 2013 02:58 PM
FriarReb98    [TotalFark]  
Blær was not one of the 1,853 female names approved by the Icelandic Naming Committee

Really? You had a list of 1,853 and you settled on #1,854 or so?

\names should be used & reused from your family tree
\\sure, that'd mean I would've been named Tiburce, but it would've been fun to explain that one to everyone....

31 Jan 2013 03:17 PM
Babwa Wawa     

OtherLittleGuy: Or, as her friends call her, Toby.



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/obscure?

31 Jan 2013 03:24 PM
Kimothy    [TotalFark]  
My cousin is convinced that this signifies the end of the Icelandic language. He claims that in twenty years, when he's teaching Medieval Studies (I say working at Burger King, but whatev), he'll be able to point to this incident as the thing that brought about the end of the Icelandic language.

Funny he supports the Icelandic government approving names but fears the US government and it's web of conspiracies, spies, and avengers.

31 Jan 2013 03:24 PM
Mock26     
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31 Jan 2013 03:27 PM
Hardy-r-r    [TotalFark]  
Another story on that page

Reykjavík Mayor Jón Gnarr has accepted a challenge from the founder of the World Testicle Cooking Championship, Ljubomir Erovic, to take part in the tenth annual competition in Serbia on August 31.

31 Jan 2013 03:32 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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31 Jan 2013 03:36 PM
jakrabit     
chalupa batman frowns on these laws

31 Jan 2013 03:37 PM
uselessgit     

Hardy-r-r: Another story on that page

Reykjavík Mayor Jón Gnarr has accepted a challenge from the founder of the World Testicle Cooking Championship, Ljubomir Erovic, to take part in the tenth annual competition in Serbia on August 31.


Well, I for one like my testicals eaten raw.

31 Jan 2013 03:37 PM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  
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Approves of Cousin Blær

31 Jan 2013 03:39 PM
Cerebral Knievel    [TotalFark]  

Kimothy: My cousin is convinced that this signifies the end of the Icelandic language. He claims that in twenty years, when he's teaching Medieval Studies (I say working at Burger King, but whatev), he'll be able to point to this incident as the thing that brought about the end of the Icelandic language.

Funny he supports the Icelandic government approving names but fears the US government and it's web of conspiracies, spies, and avengers.


That is because your cousin is insane.

31 Jan 2013 03:39 PM
HailRobonia     
I predict this name will become very popular, and there will be a big surge in kids with this name. Given the fact that Icelandic directories go by first name it is sure to get really confusing; they will have to develop a plan to figure out who is who. It will be called the "Which Blaer Project."

31 Jan 2013 03:41 PM
czetie     
Bjarkardóttir? I don't even know her.

31 Jan 2013 03:42 PM
AngryJailhouseFistfark     

dittybopper: Byar-kar-dot-er.  Doesn't seem that hard to me.


What I was thinking.

31 Jan 2013 03:43 PM
cgraves67     

markie_farkie: GiantRex: That's something countries actually do?

Cuts down on kids named Barbie Sarahpalin Mommabearcub Spiderbite O'Malley Beer Pizza Smith.


I hired a pizzasmith once. Never again!

31 Jan 2013 03:43 PM
iron_city_ap     
according to the Icelandic laws on human names, names cannot be unisex.

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31 Jan 2013 03:45 PM
agent00pi     

FirstNationalBastard: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 307x425]

Approves of Cousin Blær


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Approves... OF FIFTY DOLLARS!

31 Jan 2013 03:46 PM
the_peddler     

Hardy-r-r: Another story on that page

Reykjavík Mayor Jón Gnarr has accepted a challenge from the founder of the World Testicle Cooking Championship, Ljubomir Erovic, to take part in the tenth annual competition in Serbia on August 31.


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/hot like fried sheep balls

31 Jan 2013 03:46 PM
iron_city_ap     
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/stupid new system

31 Jan 2013 03:48 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

HailRobonia: Given the fact that Icelandic directories go by first name it is sure to get really confusing;


Right, because currently there is only one boy named jon and one boy named thor.
LOL

31 Jan 2013 03:49 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

Mock26: [forums.pelicanparts.com image 400x397]


FFS
I will be in my bunk.

FFS those are eyes to kill for.

31 Jan 2013 03:49 PM
GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve     

Bathia_Mapes: GiantRex: Iceland has laws to regulate human names? That's something countries actually do?

I guess I learned something today.

Yes, as do Germany, Sweden, Japan and Denmark. In some countries it's so the name may not negatively affect the well-being of the child.


In this case and some of those does it have anything to do with the language lacking male/female pronouns and other linguistic sex indicators? Not knowing the other languages I'm unsure but I recall helping a Finn with her English a few years back and how much of a struggle she had with him/her and the like because of this. It seems like a plausible reason, to prevent confusion.

31 Jan 2013 03:50 PM
LokiSteve     
I freaking love Iceland.

Geology, beautiful women, drinking, history, the fact that you can eat whale...

31 Jan 2013 03:53 PM
Kimothy    [TotalFark]  

Cerebral Knievel: Kimothy: My cousin is convinced that this signifies the end of the Icelandic language. He claims that in twenty years, when he's teaching Medieval Studies (I say working at Burger King, but whatev), he'll be able to point to this incident as the thing that brought about the end of the Icelandic language.

Funny he supports the Icelandic government approving names but fears the US government and it's web of conspiracies, spies, and avengers.

That is because your cousin is insane.


Most definitely. He's a little scary sometimes. Glad he lives in Texas, far, far away from me.

31 Jan 2013 03:53 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

namatad: dittybopper: Byar-kar-dot-er.  Doesn't seem that hard to me.

plus we have the same thing leftover in a ton of our names
johnson? willing to bet that that name started long ago when john had a son.
wilson? son of will
peterson?

dont get me started on cooper and smith and falconer and and and and
all names are silly
some are sillier


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Named for his lucky ancestor, the first man to die suffocating under a pair of tits.

31 Jan 2013 03:54 PM
SuperChuck     

Mock26: [forums.pelicanparts.com image 400x397]


I'd Bjarkardóttir. Wait, that's not the 15 year old is it?

31 Jan 2013 03:55 PM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  

GiantRex: Iceland has laws to regulate human names? That's something countries actually do?

I guess I learned something today.



France, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Morocco, New Zealand, Finland, Malaysia...lots or countries limit what you can name a child. The strictness of the laws varies, with Denmark for example having a list of 7,000 approved names and other countries like New Zealand banning specific names on a case by case basis (Stallion, Yeah Detroit, Fish and Chips, Twisty Poi, Keenan Got Lucy, 4Real, Sex Fruit, Satan, Adolf Hitler).

31 Jan 2013 03:58 PM
Eirik     

vernonFL: kid_icarus: That sounds like an all-girl superhero team.

A 6 ft. tall blonde big tittied superhero team, at that.


...Quick, someone get this man a development deal!  If we green light this quick, we could have a pilot ready for fall!

31 Jan 2013 03:59 PM
LewDux    [TotalFark]  
This thread is seriously broken

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FTTFY

31 Jan 2013 04:02 PM
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