A Baby's Name Was Denied By The Government For THIS Outrageous Reason!
A lot goes into choosing a baby's name. So many things are considered and thought of before finally deciding on that name. Imagine going through all that trouble but the name you spent ages picking out for your baby gets rejected!
Well, this happened in Brazil, where is it required for all babies to be entered into a registry to keep track of the future generations. But what it is more well known for is because the Government rejects some babies name as it feels they are not 'convenient' or 'traditional'.
#4 Cizinho Afreeka and Jéssica Juliana
Proud parents of a new born baby girl, Cizinho Afreeka and Jéssica Juliana were excited to name their little bundle of joy. But disappointment was swift when the forms to enter their daughter's name into the government registry was rejected.
According to the Brazilian Internal Affairs Division of the Court of Rio, the registration office rejected the child's name, saying it would "cause future problems for the child."
The father, Cizinho Afreeka says the reason his daughter's name got rejected is due to the government being racist.
"It's a form of racism that takes place in Brazil: the racism of subtleties. It should be very natural a man and a black woman adopting an African name, as the country is made up of three races. It is difficult to prove."
Wondering what the baby's name was?Let's find out! Read on!
#2 Baby's Name
That's what the baby was named.
The name is actually a blend of Nigerian and Ethiopian native words, and has numerous meanings.
In Ethiopian, the name Makeda refers to the Queen of Sheba. With the Nigerian Foluke, the name means "Grandiose that is at the care of God."
The couple thought about the name very deeply before applying for registration. "It's not a name phonetically alien to Portuguese, we thought about it. There are African names that change the pronunciation and cause greater estrangement," Julianna said.
After rejecting the baby's name, the government told the parents to add "Ana Maria" in front of "Makeda" for fear that the child will face problems in the future with regard to its name.
But the parents are not giving up that easily! "I will keep on until the end. Either it will be Makeda Foluke or she'll be with no registration." the father says.
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