Name given to a particular Danish child, which has caused much difficulty to his mother, Pia Agergaard: In Denmark, only government-approved Christian1 names from a list can legally be given to children; Christopher and Christoffer are on this list, but Christophpher is not. Ms. Agergaard has been fined over USD4,500 since her child's birth in 1987. A 1995 court ruling declared the name illegal, and ordered increased fines. But a June 6th, 1996 court ruling reversed this decision, letting the name stand.

A similar case is to be found in Sweden, where parents named their child Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116, pronounced "Albin". The government fined them USD680.

1: Carthag says though they don't actually have to be Christian. The rules are, "no famous names, no names that will cause the child grief (by teasing, etc)" (paraphrased).

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