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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:26 pm

The Icelanders really don't understand how Magnus Magnussons daughter ended up named Sally Magnusson
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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby michelanCello » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:22 pm

Ghost wrote:
Del wrote: Its not going to scar a child if they dont have a personal pencil.

found this
yes I wouldn't think of giving this to a child

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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:36 pm

From BBC:

A 15-year-old Icelandic girl has won the right to use the name given her by her mother, after a court battle against the authorities.

Blaer Bjarkardottir will now be able to use her first name, which means "light breeze", officially.

Icelandic authorities had objected, saying it was not a proper feminine name.

The country has very strict laws on names which must fit Icelandic grammar and pronunciation rules.

"I'm very happy," Blaer said after the ruling.

"I'm glad this is over. Now I expect I'll have to get new identity papers. Finally, I'll have the name Blaer in my passport."

Reykjavik District Court's decision overturns an earlier rejection of the name by Icelandic authorities.

Until now, Blaer Bjarkardottir had been identified simply as "Girl" in communications with officials.

Like Germany and Denmark, Iceland has rigid limitations about how a baby can be named. The names like Carolina and Christa, for example, are not allowed because the letter "c" is not part of Iceland's alphabet. Names cannot be unisex either.

Blaer's mother, Bjork Eidsdottir, has said that she had no idea that Blaer was not on the list of accepted female names when she gave it to her daughter.

The panel rejected the name because they said it was too masculine for a girl.

There are some 1,853 approved female names on the Icelandic Naming Committee's list.

It was not immediately clear whether the government would appeal the district court's decision to the Supreme Court.
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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby Broccolee » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:40 pm

They're not that restrictive here! You just have to add a clearly female name that is on our list to the one you want to give your daughter.Which name you call the child yourself is your affair.
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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby DaveC » Sun May 26, 2013 9:04 pm

Silver Elektra Luna Curtis was born last night at 2329.

She gets to wear the lilac on her birthday :)

Mother is doing ok, baby is doing fantastic!

I love my full moon baby :):):)
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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun May 26, 2013 9:25 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Congrats to you both and what a lovely name for a full moon baby :dance:
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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby Tonyblack » Sun May 26, 2013 9:28 pm

Dave that wonderful news! Congratulations to you and Mrs Dave and welcome to baby Silver Elektra Luna! :D
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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun May 26, 2013 9:33 pm

:techie-hal:Image Dave and Mrs Dave. :mrgreen:
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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby Square12 » Sun May 26, 2013 9:59 pm

And regarding the naming thing I've had over 20 different spellings of my name the correct one is a fairly unusual spelling of it in England but slightly more typical in Scotland. Alastair is how I spell it but usually shorten it to Al except in official documents and in writing. Weirdest spelling I had was Allistra which was especially strange as that name would be pronounced (ah -YEE - stra ) by the Spanish person who wrote it! Ironically my parents didn't want to give me or my brothers single syllable name as our surname is Wright which is one syllable, yet I shorten Alastair to Al Christopher shortens his to Chris and Matthew to Matt!
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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby Penfold » Sun May 26, 2013 10:10 pm

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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby jaznbonnie » Mon May 27, 2013 12:26 am


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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby Conforumist » Mon May 27, 2013 12:52 am

Good to hear that all are well; or fairly well, as can be expected. :)
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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby Joolz » Mon May 27, 2013 5:51 am

Congratulations :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon May 27, 2013 5:59 am

Happy Birthday Silver! Congratulations Mum & Dad.
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Re: Personal Status Update!

Postby chillicamper » Mon May 27, 2013 6:31 am

Congratulations! :happy-cheerleadersmileyguy: :happy-wavemulticolor: :happy-cheerleadersmileyguy:
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