People say that it's their right to name their child whatever they want. But for the sake of the child, we need to have some restrictions on this right. You shouldn't be legally able to name your child something like Cheesedumpster, F*ckwad, Weiner, Fruity-Tooty or whatever other horrid names you can think of. This is damaging to both the child's self/emotional being and damaging to the child's future, it's a form of child abuse, therefore there needs to be regulations on what one can name their children. And as ciaranjames said, there are too many different spellings of the exact same name. We need to only use one spelling of every name to avoid confusion and inconvenience. So yes, there needs to be some restrictions put in place.
The only regulations that are prescribed to parents naming their children is that they cannot utilize numbers or punctuation in their names. That is the only type of restriction that should be in place. I don't think it is appropriate to name someone 1223144? Or ?>@#>>$???#>. I need four words.
I am absolutely sick of the disgusting, different variations, spelling etc of names. For example a name like Kayden - Kaeden, Kaiden, Kaden, Kaydyn, Kaydin etc. Seriously what is the point, I hate names with unnecessary Y's and I's. Don't get it at all. The havoc they children are going to go through their full life with misspellings, pronunciation and asking questions about it. So stupid and their shout definitely be restrictions. Stupid names should be band and others should be rounded down to 1 or 2 spellings. Parents who look for " uncommon, unique " names with weird spellings just do it for ' the look ' in oppose to looking out for their children's future.
The naming of a child is such an intimate thing to do and if there was more restrictions on it, the process would lose some of it's meaning. There is no reason to restrict what parents can name their children, no one has even been harmed by another persons name. If there was restrictions everyone would have the same few names and nobody would feel like an individual anymore.
No, a parent should have complete choice in what they name their children. This is true, even if the parents choose to name their child something terrible. Parents control their children's welfare and should have the right to make choices for their children. This includes choosing what to name them, even if the parents have bad judgment.