New Zealand Couple Win Court Case To Name Their Child ‘Lucifer’

  • A Couple in New Zealand, USA, who wanted to name their 4 month old son, “Lucifer” , but were stopped by a Registrar, have won the battle to go ahead and name the child Lucifer.
    The couple, after a few back and forths with the Registrar,  have been granted the go-ahead to give their child, said name.

The Husband, Dan, was turned down by the Council of registration, when he made it known that his name choice for his child is one which is a pseudonym for ‘the Devil’
He said he was really excited to go and get his baby registered, but was met with a look of disgust. The Registrar then told him that the child, if named Lucifer, 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, 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.

New Zealand, which has a list of banned names, published in 2013, which restricts parents from naming their kids ‘Lucifer’, ‘Christ’, or royal titles such as ‘King’, ‘Prince’, ‘Queen’ , ‘Princess’, etc.

The Registrar’s spokesperson apologised for restricting the couple, stating that they were only acting according to the rules of name restrictions.

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She said-

“Our registrar felt it was her duty to ensure the couple were aware the name Lucifer had negative connotations and that their son may encounter issues with the name through his life due to its associations.”

She went on to say

Despite the advice, the couple said they still wished to proceed and name their son Lucifer, and the registrar continued with the registration.

“We apologise if they were offended but it is the job of our registrars to advise in these matters as sometimes people are not aware of certain meanings or associations around certain names.”

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