[lg policy] [News item]: Icelandic girl Blaer wins right to use given name

Yael Peled yael.a.peled at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 31 14:10:01 UTC 2013

"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".



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