Naming Conventions

The state of Georgia won't let parents name their kid Allah. Why not? Not for the reason you may think.
State officials, however, said the child's name — ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah — does not fit the naming conventions set up by state law. They say that ZalyKha's last name should either be Handy, Walk or a combination of the two.
The Feds have naming conventions for us, too. My wife apparently changed her name when we married in a way that the Social Security Bureau accepted but the IRS refused to recognize. That left her with a Social Security Number that the tax people refused to associate with her FICA taxes. It took her ages to get that straightened out.


Christopher B said...

When I got married in Iowa I believe there were three options for the result of the legal union - the traditional bride adopts groom's last name, bride retains her maiden name, or BOTH change to a hyphenated name. Any other choice required a separate legal action to change name(s).

Ymar Sakar said...

The kid is going to get cooked and roasted by Muslims if he starts going around as 'allah'.

douglas said...

"In a series of letters written by lawyers representing the Department of Public Health, officials said that based on Georgia code, the state "requires that a baby's surname be either that of the father of the mother for purposes of the initial birth record."

General counsel Sidney Barrett wrote that, once the birth record is created, ZalyKha's surname can be changed through a petition to superior court"

What's wrong with that? People forget that the birth record isn't there for your entertainment- it's to, you know, record the circumstances of the birth, and the naming convention fits with that.

But, whatever.