Italian Court Rules Against Friday

The name "Friday" that is. Or rather, Venerdì, the Italian word for Friday. The court found against parents that wanted to name their son "Friday", saying that the name would subject the child to scorn and ridicule. The case was apparently brought to court after the registrar refused to write down Venerdì as per the parents wishes. I suppose I see the point, but I’d have to side with the parents: it’s not the place of a court to decide what names are ok, and which aren’t. If the child doesn’t care for their name, they can always get it changed later on, and perhaps use a nickname in the meantime. If kids want to be mean, they’ll find a way in any case, whatever name someone has. For an extreme example of bad naming, here is the story of the family who named their sons "Winner" and "Loser":

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