We live in an age where people seem to be naming their kids like they were picking letters out of a bowl of Alpha-bits cereal. Celebrities are the worst. Apple, Willow, Blanket; what’s next, Satan?
Close. A couple in England recently learned that the “strong” male name they chose for their baby is off limits, even in England
Dan and Mandy Sheldon from the UK simply wanted a masculine name for their newborn son, but when they tried to register it they discovered it was banned. After some protesting, they were allowed to register it, but had some stern words from town leadership. Check this out.
The registrar apparently told the new parents that their chosen name was ‘forbidden,’ but after a formal complaint, the local council agreed to let them register it.
When Dan and Mandy went to visit their local register office to name their tot, the registrar told them they couldn’t.
The name in question? Lucifer, aka another name for the devil.
How do you not know that the name Lucifer is associated with Satanism? https://t.co/4a9GfoeaCi
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Well, we were always told through movies and television that the son of Satan would be born, but I thought it would be in California, not England. Quick, someone check that kids head for 666, and make sure it is underlined so we know it isn’t 999.
The couple said they didn’t choose the name for its Satanic connotations as they’re not religious people, but rather they wanted a “nice, strong name,” after “struggling” to come up with one.
Speaking to The Sun, Dan said: “We were really excited to go and get him registered but the woman looked at us in utter disgust.”
“She told us he would never be able to get a job and that teachers wouldn’t want to teach him. I tried to explain that we are not religious people and Lucifer in Greek means ‘light-bringer’ and ‘morning’ but she wouldn’t listen.”
The name might mean “light-bringer” and “morning”, but all people will hear is “eternal damnation”, and “I will devour your soul.” It doesn’t matter how cute the kid is, he will forever be a little devil, and not in the playful, impish way.
“She even told us that it was illegal to name a child that in New Zealand and that maybe we could name him something else but refer to him as Lucifer at home.”
The stunned parents were then told to leave the room while the official conferred with their superiors.
Eventually, she called them back in and agreed to go through with it, “through gritted teeth.”
“Honestly, we just thought it was a nice name . . . a unique one. We didn’t expect to get so much grief about it,” Dan said.
Social media response was mixed, but this couple has undoubtedly put little Lucifer on the fast track to a middle school beat-down. That is, of course, unless the kid learns a couple of magic tricks or starts hitting the weights around third grade.
Perhaps he will grow up to be a lawyer. After all who better to play the devil’s advocate than Lucifer?