|Subject:||In theory, parents invent their children's names|
|Date:||May 10, 2005 at 6:21:59 PM|
|Reply to:||Re: Well, Chinese is written with Chinese characters by তন্ময় ভট|
In practise, parents have limited imagination so therefore there are many children with the same names. Also, while some names sound good for both sexes, some are definitely for girls (names with flowers for instance).
I have no proof but I am certain that in Iceland it depends on a). Many Icelandic names are old names, used before Christianity was introduced. So c) does not apply. And I don't see what European has to do with, since other European countries don't have the same rules. In Sweden, for instance, immigrants keep their names, however strange they may sound to Swedish ears.
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