The Icelandic Naming Committee has approved five new names.
Aron was by far the most popular name for newborn boys in Iceland in 2016, for the sixth year in a row. Emilía defends the title as the most popular name for newborn girls, having jumped from ninth to first place in 2015.
Snekkja (‘Yacht’) has been accepted as a girl’s name in Iceland by Mannanafnanefnd, the Icelandic Naming Committee.
A parliamentary bill is being drafted that would eliminate any restrictions on the use of family names in Iceland.
The Icelandic National Registry had no right to deny the eleven-year-old Harriet Cardew a passport in June, 2014, on grounds that her name had not been accepted by the Icelandic Naming Committee.
Actor, comedian, and former Mayor of Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr, tweeted earlier today that the Icelandic National Registry has yet again rejected his application for an official name change.
Líam was approved as a male name by the Icelandic Naming Committee on April 24, according to a verdict published by the institution yesterday.
The Ministry of the Interior is examining whether the law on personal names, which has existed since 1914, needs to be changed.
The notorious Icelandic naming committee has given the girl’s name Eivör the green light, meaning that fans of the Faroese songstress Eivør Pálsdóttir can now name their daughters in tribute.
The committee which decides what does and does not constitute a legal name for an Icelander, has confirmed six new names onto the safe list.