12 June 2012


The Icelandic Naming Committee (Icelandic: Mannanafnanefnd) is a body established in 1991 that governs the introduction of new given names to the culture of Iceland: it determines whether a name that has not been used in the country before is suitable for integration into the Icelandic language. To be accepted, the name must only contain letters found in the Icelandic alphabet, and must be able to be declined according to grammatical case. The name is also considered for its compatibility with traditions, and whether it may cause the bearer embarrassment

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