In 2006, Denmark liberalized naming laws, meaning you can change your name with more ease, and name your kids weird stuff.
A danish news site put up a list of the weirdest names given to newborns in 2012. Heres a few of them
Girls names (English in parenthesis): Aloha Altan (Terrace) Badr (Dosent mean anything) Befri (To free someone) Charme (Charm) Cirkel (Circle) Dyne (Duvet) Engel (Angel) Europa Fan Fe (Fairy) Fri (Free) Fryd (Joy) Gin Gul (Yellow) Glød (Ember) Håb (Hope) Kismet Musling (Clam) Ninja Ny (New) O.K Panda Pop Sommer (Summer) Gift (Can either mean Married or Poison)
Boys names: Barca (Dosent mean anything, im guessing it's refering to the soccer team) Blær (To boast) Cello Cobra Dreng (Boy) Faktor (Factor) Haj (Shark) Fru (Mrs.) Jazz Kamel (Camel) Kritte (Dosent mean anything) Laban (It's biblical, but it usually means someone who dosent behave right in danish) Ludo (The boardgame..) Lurifax Nam (Something you'd say about delicious food) Memo Niks (Slang for No) Offer (Victim or Sacrifice) Og (And) Skak (Chess) Skat (Treasure) Sok (Sock) Tavs (Silent) Tung (Heavy) Jesus Judas Kermit Lancelot
I dont think the goverment has a right to forbid any name, but those names are just too silly.
Whats going on in the rest of world? Are silly names trending too?
For a while there, it seemed like every baby in Canada was named either Tyler or Tanner. I never liked the other occupational names either, like Carter or Taylor. I'm just waiting for somebody to name their kid Busdriver.
Chinese people having names that sound funny in English is perfectly understandable - it's a country where the majority speak little to no English, and you can't be expected to avoid names that sound silly in every one of the thousands of extant languages around the world.
However, I was a bit more surprised to see the unfortunate lady voted as having the worst name in the Netherlands a few years ago - in a country where most people speak English very well and where American TV is shown in original English all the time. She's called Fokje Modder - bearing in mind that 'Fokje' is pronounced 'Fok-ye'.
When I worked at a large multi-national firm, we had 3 daily e-mails from around the world, listing new clients, and the people involved in the work, to make sure that we weren't already working with anyone involved.
The e-mail from Asia once anounced that we had been engaged to work with someone named Wan King Man.
Though 'guy' meaning 'man' comes from the name I think, not the other way around (a bit like the way Joe is sometimes used especially in the US). Guy, the name, comes from Guido - meaning 'guide'.
We also have people named after every single capitalized word in the English Bible.
There's a lot of place names in there. And depending on your translation some other random words get capitalised too. Desert, in Genesis 21 along with Beersheba - neither of which I've seen being used. Nor have I seen Kibroth Hattaavah (Numbers 11). So I imagine this was hyperbole?