This was supposed to get posted before Anna
Sophia Katherine was born, but so it goes. Still an interesting wrap-up of the rules that other nations have regarding what parents can and cannot name their progeny.
Denmark's very strict Law on Personal Names is in place to protect children from having odd names that suit their parents' fancy. To do this, parents can choose from a list of 7,000 pre-approved names, some for girls, some for boys...
If you want to name your child something that isn't on the list, you have to get special permission from your local church, and the name is then reviewed by governmental officials.