Admin l Friday, April 21, 2017
MOSCOW, Russia – The lower house of the Russian Parliament (State Duma) today adopted a bill prohibiting the use of obscene words in names, figures and symbols.
The bill presented to the house by Valentina Petrenko would prohibit registration of names containing figures, symbols, numeral adjectives or their combination, ranks, obscene words, which fail to meet the requirements of current legislation on acts of civil status.
According to the bill which has passed second reading, a child may be given double surname consisting of surnames of his or her parents. However, the surname must include not more than two words.
Current legislation allows parents to give names to their babies whether or not it injurious or difficult to pronounce.
According to the registry authorities’ statistics since 1998, Nikolay-Nikita-Nil, Christamrirados, Dolphin, Yaroslav-Lyutobor, Luka-Shchastye (Luka-Happiness), Summerset Ocean, are among the strangest boys’ names. The most unusual girls’ names registered during this period are April, Polina-Polina, Princess Daniella, Zarya-Zaryanitsa (“Dawn”), Alyosha-Kaprina, Oceana, Sophia-Solnyshko (Sophia-Sunshine).
“The biggest uproar, now over 10 years old, involves parents who named their child BOC rVF 260602, which loosely means “a biological object of the human species from the Voronin-Frolov family, born 26 June 2002.”
Little BOC, as he is called, has no documents up to date because the court ruled in favor of a Moscow civil registration office that refused to register the child with this name to protect his interests,” Valentina Petrenko, member of the Federation Council, said earlier.