Connecticut Has No Laws Against Baby Names, Other States Differ
Is it my imagination, or do various celebrities pick out freaky baby names? They sure do, but why? How about Elon Musk and his wife, Grimes, who named their second child Exa Dark Siderael but they call her "Y."
Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn named their new kid Lyra Antarctica. Don't even get me started on Frank Zappa's kids, Moon Unit, Dweezil, and Diva Thin Muffin. And how could we forget Apple Martin and Blue Ivy?
Are there any baby names banned in Connecticut? No, there are not, only a couple of guidelines according to babynamequest.com which states,
You may choose any name in Connecticut, so long as it’s not for fraudulent or nefarious purposes and does not infringe on the rights of another person, and it uses English characters.
According to nbcnews.com, name expert Laura Wattenberg, founder of babynamewizard.com, says unusual baby names are likely to emerge among populations of creative people. She went on to say, "In the last 30 years, there's been a naming revolution. "
Let's take a look at some of the "unique guidelines" in different states for naming a newborn according to the website, babynamequest.com.
Florida (You Say): Florida doesn’t like it when parents can’t agree on a name, so if they can’t, the state gets to pick the name. Nothing like a little pressure to get the decision made!
California: Derogatory or obscene names are banned in California. Only characters from the English alphabet are allowed.
New Jersey: New Jersey bans parents from naming their child an obscenity. Numbers and symbols are also prohibited.
South Carolina: Want to name your baby K8? In South Carolina, you can. Numbers and symbols (think: M!ke) are both allowed.
Vermont: Check this out Vermont says, You may use trademarked names (IBM), diseases (Anthrax), and obscenities, but we highly recommend against it.