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(CBS News)   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   (cbsnews.com) divider line 115
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2013-01-05 12:13:42 PM
Is "Hammerhead" is on the list?
 
2013-01-05 12:14:49 PM
is
 
2013-01-05 12:17:28 PM
I suppose "Coont" wont make it either.

/sad
 
2013-01-05 12:30:49 PM
Pack the condoms I'm going to Iceland.
 
2013-01-05 12:40:06 PM
Jungle life, I'm far away from nowhere
On my own like Tarzan Girl
 
2013-01-05 12:49:56 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Blaer?

Stulkas! Stulkas!
 
2013-01-05 01:01:55 PM
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.
 
2013-01-05 01:17:03 PM
 
2013-01-05 01:29:37 PM
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."
 
2013-01-05 01:35:29 PM
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...
 
2013-01-05 01:36:31 PM
Weedlord Bonerhitlersdottir
 
2013-01-05 01:42:39 PM

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.
 
2013-01-05 02:04:38 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 its usefulness.


Wow, that was embarrassing.  That's what I get for not clicking "Preview" before "Add Comment."
 
2013-01-05 02:41:33 PM

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??
 
2013-01-05 02:44:52 PM

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/index?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).
 
2013-01-05 02:47:51 PM
there are good rules, and stupid rules.

this is a stupid rule.
 
2013-01-05 02:48:21 PM
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
 
2013-01-05 02:58:38 PM
She not have name, she just girl.
 
2013-01-05 03:01:07 PM
So Blaer isn't on the list but Bjork is. Wonderful
 
2013-01-05 03:01:42 PM

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
 
2013-01-05 03:03:16 PM

"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!

 
2013-01-05 03:05:00 PM
As soon as Girl becomes legal I'd like to bang her. Currently, I would like to bang Girl's mom.
 
2013-01-05 03:05:38 PM
id bjork her mom big time.
 
2013-01-05 03:07:12 PM
fjord
 
2013-01-05 03:09:02 PM
Just pick a name off this list.

International Roller Derby Master Roster
 
2013-01-05 03:09:27 PM

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.
 
2013-01-05 03:10:09 PM
*sees associated photo*

Bring them to me.
 
2013-01-05 03:11:18 PM
Sqinita Mafwonka Alvarez-chong frowns on you shenanigans.
 
2013-01-05 03:11:38 PM

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.
 
2013-01-05 03:12:23 PM

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.
 
2013-01-05 03:13:39 PM

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'"
 
2013-01-05 03:14:43 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.


Damn straight. They grow'em right in Iceland.
 
2013-01-05 03:14:44 PM
a.abcnews.com

Whoa, how does one say "MILF" in Icelandic?
 
2013-01-05 03:18:05 PM
What if you move there and don't have an approved name?
 
2013-01-05 03:20:51 PM

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"
 
2013-01-05 03:21:19 PM
 
2013-01-05 03:21:28 PM

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.
 
2013-01-05 03:21:47 PM
Stone Meadow: "Whoa, how does one say "MILF" in Icelandic?"

Mïlfstødtïr.
 
2013-01-05 03:22:36 PM
Biff McLargeHuge!
 
2013-01-05 03:23:49 PM
Where are all the Gubmint-lovin farktards?? I figured they'd be all for this.

This "law" is obscene.
 
2013-01-05 03:25:29 PM

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

Mïlfstødtïr.


I lol'd
 
2013-01-05 03:25:31 PM

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

Mïlfstødtïr.


LOL...you win one interwebs, sir!
 
2013-01-05 03:25:49 PM
I named my daughter Honeydew Bongwater. Some people have a problem with that.
 
2013-01-05 03:26:44 PM

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.
 
2013-01-05 03:27:00 PM

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


Not usually into blondes but I would make a couple of exceptions.
 
2013-01-05 03:29:32 PM

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.
 
2013-01-05 03:31:41 PM
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.
 
2013-01-05 03:32:59 PM
Nice to see that the priests are enforcing the laws of the state, no need for religious freedoms here - move along.
 
2013-01-05 03:34:25 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.


The language has a very peculiar sort of grammar, and names are essential to how a society organizes itself.
 
2013-01-05 03:35:07 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"



And her gay brother, LePrancesha
 
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