Thus began my morning, reading that a 15-year old girl in Iceland had won the right to use the name her mother had named her.
It seems that Iceland has a strict code that is used in determining if a name is proper with regards to grammar. It turns out Iceland isn’t the only country to have these “name” codes. Germany and Denmark also have such codes.
Now seriously, I have nothing against Iceland, Denmark, or Germany. I’m sure they are lovely countries in which to live, and I’m sure they are filled with wonderful people who have many commonalities with those of use from England, the United States, France or wherever.
I’ll bet it would take me five minutes to find some similarly stupid rules in the United States. Google will provide me with all the fodder I need to point out that governments are here to serve the people. They derive their mandate from the will of the people.
In a simple life, there would be no rules about naming a child, especially a name that is as beautiful as “light breeze.”
The insanity of governments around the world is one reason why I have chosen to sort of drop out and adopt the Living Simple lifestyle. My mind would explode if I did not do something to divorce myself from the stupidity I see every single day.