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Wednesday, December 19, 2007Imagine you name your child. Five months later, you're doing some paperwork with the government and you put your child's name down on the paperwork.
Ten months later you find yourself embroiled in a legal battle with the government because they are forcibly changing your child's name to something they feel is more appropriate. You're told the name you gave your child would keep him from developing "serene interpersonal relationships" and that it will open him up to ridicule by his classmates. The government wins and changes your child name. You appeal and you lose.
All for naming your kid the absolutely outrageous name of..."Friday."
I guess they don't watch Mr. Rogers in Italy...
The mother told Reuters:
"My son was born Friday, baptized Friday, will call himself Friday, we will call him Friday but when he gets older he will have to sign his name Gregory."
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