Jan. 31 (AP): A 15-year-old Icelandic girl has been granted the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother, despite opposition of authorities.
A court ruled today that the name “Blaer” can be used. It means “gentle breeze”. The decision overturns an earlier rejection by Icelandic authorities who declared it was not a proper feminine name. Until now, Blaer Bjarkardottir had been identified simply as “Girl”.
Like a handful of other countries, Iceland has official rules about what a baby can be named. Names are supposed to fit Icelandic grammar and pronunciation rules.