Icelandic name row
Published 28/06/2014 | 02:30
A British father and Icelandic mother have appealed against a government decision not to renew their 10-year-old daughter's passport because she has an "ineligible" Christian name. The couple have for years travelled with their children Harriet and Duncan using passports featuring the names "Girl" and "Boy" because neither of their names are recognised by the country's strict National Registry of permissible names
Parents in Iceland must choose from a list of 1,853 female and 1,712 male sanctioned names when naming their children.
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