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Like a handful of other countries, including Germany and Denmark, Iceland has official rules about what a baby can be named. In a country comfortable with a firm state role, most people don't question the Personal Names Register, a list of 1,712 male names and 1,853 female names that fit Icelandic grammar and pronunciation rules and that officials maintain will protect children from embarrassment. Parents can take from the list or apply to a special committee that has the power to say yea or nay.
Pfwang Dibbleburp Blindfrog III
Prince Michael II/Blanket
The problem? Blaer, which means "light breeze" in Icelandic, is not on a list approved by the government.