Eight Countries With Laws For Baby Naming (Mental Floss)

As we’ve seen here in the U.S., you can name a baby anything. But in other countries, Bono, himself of the offbeat name, might have had to seek permission before typing “Memphis Eve” on his child’s birth certificate. Ditto for Sly Stallone’s child Sage Moonblood or Bob Geldof’s daugther, Fifi Trixibelle. Here are eight countries with some rules about such things and the reasons why.

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