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Swedish couple banned from naming child 'Vladimir Putin'

14 September 2021 8:50 AM
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Refilwe Moloto speaks to UK correspondent Adam Gilchrist about stories making headlines in the UK and Europe.

- Swedish officials have banned a couple from naming their child after Russian President Vladimir Putin

- No reason has yet been given and the parents have been told to change the name

- Click to listen to the latest stories from the UK and Europe with UK correspondent Adam Gilchrist


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It was William Shakespeare who once asked, 'What's in a name?' and according to authorities in Sweden the answer 'enough that you can't name your baby anything you like!'

Officials in the Nordic country, have banned a couple from naming their child after Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to The Daily Mail, no reason was given by the tax authorities - where names are registered - but the parents have been told to change the name.

Previously, the Swedish authorities have banned the names, Allah, Ford, Michael Jackson, and Q on the basis that they made have caused offensive or 'brought discomfort for the bearer'.

There are certain names you just feel you should not, and in some places legally cannot name your child.

Adam Gilchrist, UK Correspondent

Adolf springs to mind. I think it's only Germany and Austria who actually have a formal ban on the name Adolf.

Adam Gilchrist, UK Correspondent

Satan is other one.

Adam Gilchrist, UK Correspondent

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14 September 2021 8:50 AM
Tags:
President Vladimir Putin
Baby
names
Russian President Vladimir Putin

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