In Europe, you cannot give your baby any name you like

You have to choose a name from an “approved” government list.

This time, we’re living in the French-speaking region of Switzerland, where we’re required to choose a baby name from an “approved” government list. If not, we must provide proof that the name we have chosen is “normal” in our home country. In other words, there are probably not many children running around in Switzerland named “Moon Unit” or “Apple.” (Switzerland is not the only European country to have name restrictions. Denmark’s “Names Investigation Department and the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs” rejects up to twenty percent of the names it reviews every year.)

Read the whole article here. It’s funny.

Oh, Europe looks more and more like a prison. If you want freedom, come to Asia.

Published in: on 30/08/2012 at 22:02  Leave a Comment  

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