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Friday, 27 October 2017

German Parents Not Allowed To Name Their Children Lucifer

You can't just name your child whatever you like in Germany.





 Godsgift is OK; devilish monikers are not. Elsewhere in the world, the rules for name approval are even stricter. In one country, Harriet is a no-go.

What the hell? That's probably what a civic registry office employee thought when he saw the request made by a couple from the central German city of Kassel. The parents wanted to register their newborn son as Lucifer.

The registrar refused to put the rather unusual name into the baby's birth certificate, and the parents refused to choose a different one. The case ended up in court, where, eventually, Mom and Dad were convinced to not saddle their son with a name that many people across the world associate with pure evil. The baby boy is now named Lucian.

The Latin word "lucifer" means "morning star" or, as an adjective, "light-bringing." But today the name is a synonym for the devil. In Christian tradition, Lucifer was used as the proper name of the devil before his fall from grace. In popular culture, Lucifer is synonymous with the devil or Satan.

Because the name stands for the personification of evil, the Association for the German Language (GfdS) considers it problematic and not appropriate.

"At the center of decisions like this is the well-being of the child," Frauke R├╝debusch from the GfdS told newspaper Die Welt.

While there are no hard and fast laws on what parents can name their children in Germany, officials do have a right to refuse requests for names they deem inappropriate, and a registrar has to approve every name that goes on a baby's birth certificate.

If she is unsure, she can consult with the GfdS or, if she considers a name inappropriate and the parents won't budge, go to court – all to prevent boys and girls from growing up with names that open them up to ridicule later in life.
 

Most parents in Germany decide on more conventional names for their children. 

from deutsche well
dw.com

23 comments:

Blackberry said...

Lucian still raises eyebrows!
Lucian!!

Just Bella. said...

Even if it means morning dew, its a bad name... Abegi!

anonymous to bahd said...

Germany is a proper society. Almost like they're going all out to be decent since the collosal evil they perpetrated from WW1 to WW2. Kudos! But Yankee has inadvertently picked up that slack. You can name your child Satan Lucifer Satan and get applauded as being creative. The 'war' against organized religion is subtle but real, patient. From ban on prayer in schools and public places to licensing homosexual marriage and recently California law on how to 'properly' refer to a pregnant "person". Tufia! Hoiii Tuu!

Miss Ess said...

Bv LC tnote

SANDY YO said...

We are in end time indeed. If not, dunno how a sensible parent will want to give such a name to a child.
The bv using that name as his or her moniker here should better copy and change that Id o, even though your comments always make sombori laff. Kikiki

Enigma G said...

Una no get wahala na

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

hahahahaha where is that lucy? he should go and change his name jare

Anonymous said...

sick parent.stella it has come to my notice that you post devilish comment from that person called Lucifer.pls let us try and not ignore major thing such as this comments by this so called Lucifer.thank















Anonymous said...

It's illegal to name your Child "Queen" in England.

SUGAR. said...

GODSGIFT is Ok

Bunmi Kenny said...

How can you call/name yourself luc...?! Just like he fell,you may...! Hun!

Safe Haven said...

Bottom line is the child that has to live with the name especially before he/she can legally change it. When you consider the damages to the child self esteem coupled with bullying throughout schooling period you will take time to name the child.

jelly said...

How can parents even think of naming their children such names, lord have mercy on them

Kassandra Ugo said...

Lucifer Kwa?Endtime naming!

Anonymous said...

My question is if someone from another country that bears that name Lucifer enters Germany on permanent residency, will he be forced to change his name or blocked from his residency request because of the name?? Note that I am not an advocate­čśü

Halima Muhammed said...

Why on earth wl someone gives such name to his child ehn

***Uhonmora finest*** said...

Haha, my friend's cousin wa fired because she preached to a patient. Do you believe Jesus can heal you. The patient reported her to the hospital board and that's how she lost her job

Nemerem said...

Exactly.

Madam Estateowner said...

Anon - they are not talking about adults here- babies, how the name will affect the child as he grows up is their utmost concern. If you're an adult and you decide to name your name any thing that your business because you can endure the bully and defend yourself but not a child. Thumps up Germany. Good one

anonymous to bahd said...

Why do married people cheat? Why do people steal? Why do girls have multiple abortions? Why do politicians loot? Why are there homosexuals? Why do some good people marry bad ones? Why why why?

Anonymous said...

You need to go remix Jadakiss song be that. "why".

Firstlady blessing said...

It's a welcome development, I think it,it should be practiced here.

Adadioramma said...

Lucifer kwa...I can relate with the one on this blog...Ajo afa

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