A couple in the Chesterfield, Derbyshire region of New Zealand just won the legal battle to name their 4 months old son ‘Lucifer’.
This comes after a registrar tried stopping them from choosing the name which is often used as a moniker for the Devil, for their new bundle of joy. Then leading to the father of the new baby, Dan to file for a suit seeking a redress over the way he and his wife were treated after visiting the council office for the registration following its reopening after months of lockdown.
According to Dan: “We were really excited to go and get him registered but the woman looked at us in utter disgust.
She told us he would never be able to get a job, and that teachers wouldn’t want to teach him.
Following the couple's insistence on naming their son "Lucifer", they were asked to leave the room while the official checked if she was allowed to register the boy with the Satanic title.
We were gobsmacked with her behaviour.
The registrar contacted the General Register Office for further guidance, and an official at the General Register Office agreed she had acted correctly in advising the parents “with the best interests of the child in mind”.
Further, the spokesperson said: “Despite the advice, the couple said they still wished to proceed and name their son Lucifer, and the registrar continued with the registration.
We apologise if they were offended but it is the job of our registrars to advise in these matters as sometimes people are not aware of certain meanings or associations around certain names.”