Sunday, January 04, 2004

Osama bin Laden Jr.?

In Jordan, you can still name your kids after Osama bin Laden or Saddam Hussein, but don't expect them to be very popular.
The proposed amendment to the Civic Status Law reorganized the process of registering births, divorce and names. One clause gave the government the right to reject names of newborns if the name violated "religious and social codes" or was "harmful to public order."