Baby refused registration as 'name not Spanish'

18th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

18 January 2007, MADRID — Immigrant parents of a newborn girl were told by an official they would have to change their chosen name as it was 'not known in Spain'.

18 January 2007

MADRID — Immigrant parents of a newborn girl were told by an official they would have to change their chosen name as it was 'not known in Spain'.

When the parents tried to register their daughter Beliza they were surprised when the official said this name was not known – even though it was the name of the child's great grandmother.

Angered by the response from officialdom, they decided to research more and found out it had been used by the renowned Spanish writer Lope de Vega, though with the version 'Belisa'.

Lina, the girl's mother, told the Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos on Thursday, she was determined to register the name she had chosen for her daughter.

She said she wanted to also obtain the Spanish nationality for the child.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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