How do you choose #baby's #name? #denmark

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Denmark’s Law on Personal Names was put in place to protect children from being laden with outlandish monikers that are likely to incite future ridicule, and for parents who wish to diverge from the list, they must seek approval from the government. About 1,100 novel names are assessed every year and 15% to 20% of them are rejected.

If the parents want to name their child something that isn’t on the list, they have to get special permission from the local church, and the name is then reviewed by governmental officials. Creative spellings of more common names are often rejected. The law states that girls and boys must have names that indicate their gender, you can’t use a last name as a first name, and unusual names may be rejected.

Source: http://mentalfloss.com/article/25034/8-countries-fascinating-baby-naming-laws, http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/10-strange-facts-countries-article-1.2475730