Why you'll never meet a Swedish Superman

05/3/2013 | Washington Post, The

America lets parents name their children pretty much anything they want -- but many countries have strict rules for permissible baby names. In New Zealand, it's OK to name your child "Number 16 Bus Shelter," but not "Lucifer"; Swedish bureaucrats balk at "Elvis," "Superman" and "Veranda"; and China has barred parents from naming their babies "@."

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