Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Quebec's civil registrar intervenes in naming babies

Apparently Quebec's civil registrar has the ability to reject names that parents want to give their children, as one Quebec couple found out while trying to give their child the middle name "Avalanche."

But Marie Godbout, a spokeswoman for the registrar, says the translated letter should have said the government had a problem with Logan's middle name, Avalanche.

She says the registrar only rejects uncommon names it feels will cause children to be ridiculed and that parents can appeal the decision.

William Azeff says he and his wife chose the name because it reflects their commitment to nature.

He said the registrar originally took issue with the name of his other son, Brant Glacier, before giving approval.

Sure, they're a couple of hippie parents naming their kids after cold-weather phenomena, but who cares? If this kind of legislation spread we might not have Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette.

h/t: Ker

Cross posted to The Shotgun.

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