Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Have You Met My Child, Evil Incarnate?
While we may feel that kids can be 'lil devils at times they can't officially be called that in New Zealand. The office of the registrar for births has rejected three separate requests for newborn bundles of joy to be named Lucifer. Of course, lucifer, along with satan, beelzebub, the devil are names for the force of evil in the world. What are these parents thinking?
Mind you, there are plenty of weird and wonderful names out there these days. "Way back when" musician Frank Zappa named one of his kids Moon Unit and another Dweezil. Thanks dad. I see that David and Victoria Beckham have called their newborn Seven, related to a mystical number and dad's soccer jersey number.
But back to little Lucifer. Does it creep anyone else out just a tad to think that parents wanted to do this? Is a name just a name or does it carry weight and meaning?