Russian Duma forbids naming kids with numbers, obscenities

Russian Duma forbids naming kids with numbers, obscenities

The Russian State Duma has banned parents from naming their children with exotic names, which include numbers, symbols and swear words.

The MPs passed the legislation on Friday after exactly one year since the bill was submitted to the parliament on April 21, 2016.

The new law amends the Family Code with an article, stating that numbers, alphanumeric designations, symbols, punctuation marks (except hyphen) can’t be used by parents when naming their kids.

The deputies also outlawed obscenities, ranks and tiles from being names of parts of children’s names in Russia.

Until now, the registry offices in the country had no power to deny registry of a name for being dissonant, offensive or unpronounceable.

After a family in Siberian city of Perm called its baby Lucifer, the MPs also discussed banning names, which offend religious feelings, but the provision didn’t make it into the law.

The author of the draft bill, Senator Valentina Petrenko, who also heads the Mothers of Russia civic movement, explained that the initiative was aimed at protecting children’s rights, but not restricting parents.

“It appears, that choosing the name of a child by the parents in an important issue and it must be regulated by the law,” Petrenko said in an explanatory note last year.

The weirdest name, which was given to a child in Russia in recent decades and made headlines nationwide, was ‘BOCh rVF 260602’ back in 2002.

It stood for “biological object of human species” and includes the first letters of the surnames of the parents and the child’s date of birth.

The authorities refused to register the name, with BOCh rVF 260602, who is now 15 years old, still having no passport due to the firm stance of mom and dad.

BOCh rVF 260602’s father, artist Vyacheslav Volodin, has criticized the Duma for their attempts to limit the self-expression of the parents.

“All of our names are outdated garbage. Can you say that you have a personal name? You can’t because it’s communal. All those Ekaterinas, Vasilys and Peters – there are millions of them. And each is proud of their name like a slave is proud of his shackles,” Volodin told National News Service (NSN) in October.

Other exotic names given to Russian kids were Princess Daniella, Count, Prince, Master, Maksim-Moscow, Polina-Polina, Buddha-Aleksandr, and Nikolay-Nikita-Nil.



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
Trump ignored intel, launched Tomahawks in Syria based on media – Pulitzer winner Seymour Hersh

Trump ignored intel, launched Tomahawks in Syria based on media – Pulitzer winner Seymour Hersh..

25-Jun, 05:49

US President Donald Trump ignored reports from US intelligence that said...

Indian cricket captain calmly reads book before batting

Indian cricket captain calmly reads book before batting..

25-Jun, 09:57

The captain of India's women's cricket team caught fans' attention during...

Glastonbury 2017: Stormzy sends crowds wild with heartbreaking tribute to Grenfell Tower fire victims during Other Stage set

Glastonbury 2017: Stormzy sends crowds wild with heartbreaking tribute to Grenfell Tower fire..

24-Jun, 17:09

The grime star, who rapped on the official charity single, Bridge Over...

Car hits pedestrians at Eid event in Newcastle, 5 casualties, ‘not believed to be terror’

Car hits pedestrians at Eid event in Newcastle, 5 casualties, ‘not believed to be terror’..

25-Jun, 06:00

A car has plowed into people gathering for Eid prayers near a Newcastle...

Iraq: Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced

Iraq: Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced..

13-Jun, 05:25

A mass food poisoning at a camp for displaced people near the northern...

With court victory, hand of Brazil's president strengthened

With court victory, hand of Brazil's president strengthened..

10-Jun, 00:18

Fighting to save his job, Brazilian President Michel Temer got a huge...

The Latest: Cyberattack hit German rail schedule boards

The Latest: Cyberattack hit German rail schedule boards..

13-May, 06:07

The Latest on the global cyberattack (all times local): 11:00 a.m. ...

My teacher Is Xiao-he Episode 270

My teacher Is Xiao-he Episode 270..

23-Feb, 02:15

The following My teacher Is Xiao-he Episode 270 English Sub has been...