Is it just me, or does “Friday” evoke positive thoughts for you too? For most folks, it’s the end of the work week, and the beginning of the weekend. Well sir, an Italian court took a different view of “Friday.” As reported by the BBC News:
Italy’s top court has banned a couple from naming their son Venerdi (Friday), saying such a “ridiculous” name could expose the boy to mockery.
That’s not all, though.
The judges also ordered that the boy be renamed Gregorio – after the saint’s day on which he was born.
What the hell is going on in Italy? Do you think the parent should appeal? This was the appeal!
The Cassation Court upheld earlier rulings by lower courts that Friday was too reminiscent of the name of Robinson Crusoe’s native servant in the classic shipwreck novel.
And what’s up with my Italian brethren?
Gian Ettore Gassani of the Italian Association of Matrimonial Lawyers backed the ruling.
Not cool. Here’s the source.