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The official list of rejected names in New Zealand includes “4Real”, “Mafia No Fear” and “Anal”. Other gems — such as “.” and “*” — didn`t even care about the alphabet. All the names on the list were eventually suggested by parents and quickly rejected by the government, which deemed the names too offensive. Approved names: Benson and Hedges (for a pair of twins), Midnight Chardonnay, Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence I can`t find any entries for Emeld and only a few for Malla in Digitalarkivet; it suggests to me that Emeld is at least not a Norwegian and maybe not a Scandinavian – maybe he was Americanized? They do not say which census enumerated these names. Names ending in -son are almost always patronymic, meaning they are named after an ancestor along the male line – the son of “Lomer” or “Lomers” (Lomersson, and the second “s” would be omitted in modern usage). Patronymic name patterns were widespread throughout Europe (and the rest of the world). I have never heard of the name Lomer/s in Norway and I have not found any reference to it in my name references. A child`s name must be chosen from a list of pre-approved names. [16] [17] If the intended name is not on the list, parents must ask permission. Applications are reviewed by the Research Institute of Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences according to a number of principles. [18] Children born to a foreign citizen may be elected under foreign law. [19] Prohibited names: Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii, Lucifer, Sex Fruit, Fat Boy, Cinderella Beauty Blossom. Eric, I discovered that the name Lomerson in the United States comes from a man named Conradus Lammerse from Friesland.

He left Amsterdam and came to the United States around 1700. His profession was weaver and he married a single woman, so your loom idea has some advantages. I don`t know exactly what that means, but I think it means such lame sons. I found Lammas in England and Lamersons in England. Thank you for your thoughts. Jim Here in the United States, you can tell your child almost anything, but that`s not the case everywhere in the world. Let`s take a look at some countries with pretty strict or intriguing laws on baby names. Rejected names: Anus, Pluto and Monkey. Approved names: Benji, Jiminico, Molli and Fee. If the child has more than one first name (given name), these are considered as a first name, middle name and third name. All must be entered in the first name field. But New Zealand is not alone.

A number of countries regulate names, and many are much stricter than New Zealand. (Regulators allowed “number 16 bus shelters” after all.) In Iceland, for example, parents have to choose from a list of about 1,800 girls` names and 1,700 boys` names, according to the BBC. And in China, Mental Floss reports, parents can only use characters that computer scanners can read. What a great resource. My ancestor was from the Indresogn area and settled in Lanesboro (I grew up in Houston, MN). He had the classical first name, patrynomic names and a toponym. One day I will visit the Vesterheim Museum and go to the Norwegian-American Library in Madison to take a look at the farm books they have in their collection. In Spain, people have the freedom to choose any name, as long as the name does not make the identification confusing, does not correspond to one of their living brothers and sisters, and does not offend the named person. [50] [51] This is why it is so common to believe that you have found the right family in census records, except that the names do not match exactly. You`re probably right.

Also note that surnames ending in -sen or -son were written according to the census participant`s preference and not according to the traditional spelling (usually -sen). The letter “C” was not common in Norway, but when names were Americanized, it was often replaced by “K”. For a census participant, it was more important to accurately record all inhabitants and the details of their cultures than to spell names correctly (see this note from an out-of-school census participant). Other examples of Americanized names include: According to a 1956 law, a person should have a first name (more than one is allowed) and a surname (a double-barrelled name is allowed). Children are given the surname of their married parents or the surname of their father if their parents` surnames differ. If their parents were not married or in a common-law relationship, the children are given their mother`s surname, unless both parents have agreed to give them a double surname. Names may be duplicated if there has been no agreement between the two parents who have at least one common-law marriage. If the parents are not married common-law, the children receive only their mother`s surname. Sweden bans names that could offend others or cause discomfort to those who use them. Forbidden names: Chinese Ah Chwar (snake), Woti (sexual intercourse), Khiow Khoo (hunchback), Chow Tow (skunk head), Sor Chai (madness).

Unless both parents are foreigners, parents in Iceland must submit their child`s name to the national register within six months of birth. If the name is not on the list of approved names in the register, parents must obtain approval of the name from the Icelandic Naming Committee. And while some states have restrictions on how parents can call their children for some practical reasons, the U.S. Constitution grants parents a high degree of autonomy in raising their children. Forbidden names: Metallica, Superman, Ikea, Elvis, Brfxxccxxmnpxxlllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116. If you want the child to have two surnames, you must write the surnames separated by a hyphen. Our father example, Anders Olafsen Sandness, could be listed in the 1860 U.S. Census as Andrew Olsen, Andrew Olson, Anders Olufsen, Anders Olfsen, etc.

Keep in mind that it was the census participant or other government official who wrote down the names, and that respondents were generally not literate and may not have written their own names. Thus, the census participant, who probably would not have been Scandinavian in those early years, spelled a name as he was accustomed or as he thought it sounded. In Germany, you must be able to recognize the sex of the child by the first name, and the chosen name must not negatively affect the child`s well-being. You also cannot use last names or object or product names as first names. The acceptance of the name you have chosen depends on the vital statistics office in the region where the child was born. If the office rejects your proposed baby name, you can appeal the decision. But if you lose, you`ll have to come up with another name. Every time you submit a name, you pay a fee, so it can be expensive. When evaluating names, the registrar refers to a book that translates to “the international textbook of first names,” and they also consult foreign embassies for help with non-German names. Because of the effort parents have to make to give their children names, many opt for traditional names such as Maximilian, Alexander, Mary and Sophie.

Surnames in Iceland usually follow an interesting tradition. These are not surnames, but rather patronymic or sometimes matronymic, with a part of a person`s surname containing their father`s name. If a father`s name is Erik, then his son`s surname would be Eriksson (or Erik`s son), and his daughter`s surname would be Ericsdóttir (or Erik`s daughter). [Note: According to one of our Icelandic _flossers, since “C” is not an Icelandic letter, the correct spelling is “EirÃkur” and his descendants would be EirÃksson / EirÃksdÓttir, e.g. Leifur EirÃksson] Sometimes there are real surnames in Iceland that are passed down to every generation. But they are usually in families from other countries, or in families where a surname has been adopted at some point. Also rejected: Metallica, Superman, Veranda, Ikea and Elvis. Accepted names: Google as middle name, Lego.

In Iceland, baby names are supposed to conform to Icelandic grammar and pronunciation rules – choices such as Carolina and Christa are not allowed because the letter “c” is not part of the Icelandic alphabet. In January 2013, a 15-year-old girl named “Blaer” was granted the right to keep her name, which authorities told her was not feminine enough. Forbidden names: Jakobp, Ashleiy, Anus, Monkey, Pluto. Norway`s strict naming law dates back to the 1800s and is designed to protect children from names that sound or sound strange. Other accepted names include Dits, Fridvall, Glisur, Glasius, Wrold, Anond, Raabi and Skagj. Here are some key points to keep in mind when trying to identify a surname or business name: Since 1993, the choice has been free in France, unless it is decided that the name is contrary to the best interests of the child. Prior to this date, the choice of first names was dictated by French laws that determined which names were acceptable. [12] Napoleon Bonaparte created the law. [13] A surname is protected if it is used by 200 or fewer people in Norway. A protected surname may be used if the child has an affiliation to the name, for example by kinship.

If the father`s name is chosen as the middle name or surname and this name is protected, paternity must be declared before the name can be adopted.

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