A couple in Germany wanted to name their baby Lucifer… until government officials got involved. An unidentified pair of parents […]
A couple in Germany wanted to name their baby Lucifer… until government officials got involved.
An unidentified pair of parents in the city of Kassel submitted paperwork to name their newborn son Lucifer, according to The Associated Press.
In Germany, parents have the right to choose their baby’s name, but officials can intervene if the chosen name would endanger the child’s wellbeing by exposing them to mocking and humiliation or by being offensive.
Court spokesperson Matthias Grund told the local newspaper Hessische Niedersächsische Allgemeine that the parents in this case changed their minds during a closed-door hearing.
Because the parents opted for a different name, the court did not have to issue a ruling.
The name Lucifer is banned in some countries, including New Zealand.
The United States, however, has more lax naming laws. In 2016, a record 13 baby boys were named Lucifer.