Pandemic Petra or Corona Kevin? Some parents want to be particularly unusual, creative or funny when choosing their child's name. But are such names even allowed in Austria?
The first name that parents choose for their baby must be entered at the registry office. At every registry office there is a name book in which all valid names are listed. There it is also ensured that parents do not choose anything that would be detrimental to the child's best interests. These are, for example, things that are offensive or that would make the child look ridiculous.
If I really want to give my baby a name, that not noted in the book there is the possibility to have it entered there. But I have to be able to prove that this is common - for example by doing an Internet search and presenting it there.
Although parents are fundamentally free to give their child the name they choose, there are certain limits. Our legal duo Theresa Kamp and Patrick O. Kainz from Law & Beyond reveal a few examples in the video banned in Austria are.