• Iceland, one of the least populated countries, has one of the strictest rules when it comes to naming. 1 / 8

  • The Icelandic Naming Committee is a steward, who is solely responsible for the official list of names suitable for Icelandic babies. 2 / 8

  • They have a specified list of names, and any parent wanting to use name outside that has to apply to the committee. 3 / 8

  • When a new parent wanted to name their son Lucifer, they were denied as Lucifer contains "c," which isn't part of traditional Icelandic. 4 / 8

  • Lucifer is also another name of Satan, and the committee thinks it can cause embarrassment to the bearer. 5 / 8

  • Blaer, meaning light breeze in Icelandic, was referred to as "girl" until she finally won a court battle after 15 years. 6 / 8

  • Other banned names include - Ariel, Lady, and Zelda for girls, and Aryan, Ezra, and Sezar for boys. 7 / 8

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