A couple who wanted to give their baby a ‘banned name’ in the UK has won their battle after being stopped by a registrar numerous times.
Dan and Mandy Sheldon revealed that when they went to register their newborn son, the registrar looked at them in ‘utter disgust.’
Speaking to The Sun, Dan said: “We were really excited to go and get him registered but the woman looked at us in utter disgust.
“She told us he would never be able to get a job, and that teachers wouldn’t want to teach him.”
The parents said that they wanted to name their baby Lucifer.
“I tried to explain that we are not religious people, and Lucifer in Greek means ‘light-bringer’ and ‘morning’ but she wouldn’t listen,” the frustrated father went on.
Dan also said that the registrar told them it was illegal to give that name to a child in New Zealand.
The name is also not allowed in many countries that are predominantly Christian, including Switzerland and Germany.
“We were gobsmacked with her behavior,” Dan said, adding that they managed to win the battle in the end after the woman checked if the UK had similar laws.
“Eventually she did it, but it was through gritted teeth.”
“Honestly, we just thought it was a nice name… a unique one. We didn’t expect to get so much grief about it,” he added.
According to The Sun, Derbyshire County Council said: “We apologize if they were offended but it is the job of our registrars to advise in these matters as sometimes people are not aware of certain meanings or associations around certain names.”
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The poor child will have the burden of carrying this anti-Christ name until he dies, unless once he turns 18 he will be able to change his name by deed poll. I wish him all the luck in the world and I condemn the parents for being so stupid as to condemn the child to mockery. Sometimes I think people are so stupid. They don’t think about the consequences.
I would never even think of that name to call a child 😠
I would love to name my child Lucifer. I am from Greek heritage and have always loved the name. I’m glad this couple have fought for their right to name the child whatever they want to. There is much stupider names in the world!
I wouldn’t, but it’s their business.
Not everyones religious. Not everyone gives a damn if you are. If a celebrity can name their kid after a Blanket, a fruit, or even something outrageous like xa-e3l! (or whatever tf he named his kid) Someone can name their kid, Lucifer. Not everything has to be based on RELIGION.
These parents are great examples of why Deed Poll is available for people who need or want to change their name. A child’s name is not a reason for parents to show their uniqueness it is the way their child passes through life, it influences how others see them and how they see their self. Soon as possible get your name changed.
This world is bad enough without giving this sweet child a name that he will mostly likely get into fights for people wrongly judging him.
Blessings for this child!