Fact #978: The governments of 12 countries around the world actually regulate the names parents can give to their child.

The reasons for the laws vary dramatically by country: many Scandinavian democracies regulate names out of concern for the child’s reputation and well-being. On the other hand, Morocco, for instance, banned ethnic Berber names for years.

http://www.villagevoice.com/news/smuggled-untaxed-cigarettes-are-everywhere-in-new-york-city-6717621

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