A couple had a hell of a job officially naming their sonLucifer. A registrar tried to bar them from doing so because it is another name for the devil.
The horrified official told them their four-month-old son “wouldn’t succeed in life” with that name. DanandMandy Sheldonwent to register last week after the council office finally opened after the lockdown. What they ended up getting was told their son would never get a job with that name. They left disgusted and filed a complaint against the registrar.
The UK has very few legal restrictions in place for names, although those that contain obscenities and numbers are likely to be rejected. Derbyshire County Council agreed with their decision to name the child Lucifer and 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.”
Source: The Sun
Would You Let Your Kid Play With Another Kid Named Lucifer?
A British couple has managed to name their son Lucifer despite opposition from a registrar who tried to stop them because it is another name for the devil. Dan and Mandy Sheldon, from Derbyshire, lodged an official complaint to the local council after the registrar told them their son "wouldn't succeed in life" if he was called Lucifer. Mr. Sheldon told “The Sun” newspaper: "We were really excited to go and get him registered but the woman looked at us in utter disgust. I tried to explain that we are not religious people, and Lucifer in Greek means ‘light-bringer’ and ‘morning’ but she wouldn’t listen,” adding, "Honestly, we just thought it was a nice name...a unique one," Mr. Sheldon said. "We didn’t expect to get so much grief about it."
- Would you be okay with your kid having a friend named Lucifer? Wouldn’t you think the parents were a little crazy?