Picked this AP bit up in the New York Times a few days ago. Do you believe this? I mean, it’s true, but CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!
Iceland: Court Says a Girl Can Finally Use Her Name
A 15-year-old girl has been granted the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother, despite the opposition of the authorities and Iceland’s strict law on names. The Reykjavik District Court rules Thursday that the first name of the girl, Blaer Bjarkardottir, could be used as a girl’s name, overturning a decision by officials who declared that Blaer, which means light breeze, was not a proper feminine name. Like a few other countries, Iceland has official rules about what a baby can be named. Before the court’s ruling, Blaer had been identified simply as “Girl” in communications with officials.
Well, if this goes on much longer, I trust Iceland will begin referring to Blaer (what a pretty name, huh?) as simply “Woman.”