- Freedom is a basic human virtue.
- Governments are excremental managers.
Ergo, such a rule reeks of burning flesh.
I grew up in a country where, up to 1987, the state (which was effectively controlled by the Orthodox Church) did not allow the use of names that had no associated Christian
saints. Had my daughter been born prior to 1987, I would have been forbidden to legally name her Nephele
(unless I produced documents to the authorities proving that I was a non-Orthodox Christian
, a Muslim or a Jew -- other religions were not recognized). I can therefore never condone the use of "kosher name lists" to any authorities.
If a child is given a controversial name (by parents with poor taste) he/she can always be able to legally change it as an adult.