Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It didn't hurt me or Tuesday Weld!

ROME (Reuters) - An Italian court has ruled that a couple could not name their son "Friday" and ordered that he instead be called Gregory.
The parents registered him as Friday in the city hall and a priest even baptised him as Friday.
When the boy was about five months old, a city hall clerk brought the odd name to the attention of a tribunal, which informed the couple of an administrative norm which bars parents from giving "ridiculous or shameful" first names to children. (So "Ruby Tuesday" or "Joe Friday" would have been okay I guess!).
The tribunal said it believed the name would hinder him from developing "serene interpersonal relationships."
The family appealed but lost their case.
The appeals court ruled against Friday because it recalled the servile savage in Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe and because superstitious Italians consider Friday an unlucky day. full story here.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Hey Ralphie Boy said...

Well Wed. My name is Ralph

Bond, James Bond said...

It's no better in Malaysia.
Children can't be named after animals, insects, fruit, vegetables, colours, numbers, or have royal or honorary titles, names of Japanese cars, and a whole list of others.

Gillian Gibbons said...

I named my Teddy Bear "Mohammed."

Jesus said...

In Japan, the government must approve the name of each child. A number of years ago a couple tried to name their child "God," and even though they sued for the right, they lost. In the USA, thousands of people have their legal name as just "God." It's true.

GO bears! said...

A judge refused to let Chicago Bears fan Scott Wiese change his name to Peyton Manning.

Weed is Life said...

A judge in New Jersey wouldn't let Edward Forchion change his name to "NJWeedman.com"

Joe Beaner said...

The Mexican government mandates the all male children of illegals born in the US must be named Jose.

Sydney Carton, Esq. said...

You can't use the "N" word in California as a name.
Lee v. Superior Court
9 Cal.App.4th 510

Honky Cracker said...

And the DMV took back my vanity plate with the "N" word on it!

its a biblical name said...

That was the other "N" word, Nimrod!

Your bag is shy a few marbles! said...
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Arizona Rob said...

I remember when I lived in Arizona where some idiot wanted to change his name to "anonymous." The judge refused. The "anonymous" guy went on the local news and radio stations complaining.

smilin' jack said...

I got your
'serene interpersonal relationship'
right here.

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