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The government refuses your name? What the???

A couple of years back (when she was born) I gave my daughter an interesting name, it came from a character on Star Trek Deep Space Nine. She loves her name and we laugh about it now, how we came up with her name that is. But it makes me wonder about this story.

Blaer Bjarkardottir had been identified as "Girl" because her name was regarded by Icelandic authorities as not feminine.

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — A 15-year-old Icelandic girl has been granted the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother, despite the opposition of authorities.

A court ruled Thursday that the name "Blaer" can be used. It means "gentle breeze."
The decision overturns an earlier rejection by Icelandic authorities who declared it was not a proper feminine name. Until now, Blaer Bjarkardottir had been identified simply as "Girl" in communications with officials.

Like a handful of other countries, including Germany and Denmark, Iceland has official rules about what a baby can be named. Names are supposed to fit Icelandic grammar and pronunciation rules.
Her mother, Bjork Eidsdottir, had fought for the right for the name to be recognized. Blaer told the court she had no problems with her name.

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