Countries That Regulate Baby Names

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1. In Germany, Matti is an unacceptable boy's name, but Legolas is cool. 2. 15-20% of new baby names are rejected each year in Denmark. 3. There is a kid somewhere in New Zealand named "Midnight Chardonnay." [Mental Floss]

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Erin Gloria Ryan

While I don't agree with baby name regulation in this form, I do think that it's time to institute some quotas, lest an entire generation of children grow up with names that rhyme with "Aiden." Jaden, Aiden, Kayden. Shayden. I don't know; Filletden. This madness needs to stop.