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July 4th, 2010
07:10 PM ET

Choosing a Baby Name

There are some strange names out there.  In the U.S. parents can name their kids whatever they want.  But not so in other countries.  Around the world there are some strict rules about you can name your baby.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield and Karen Maginnis take a look at what's in a name in this week's chatroom.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
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  1. Jack

    Many years ago, while working in a Northern New Jersey Legal Aid Office, Iong before "different" names became popular, I came across one that really threw me. The mother, who already had several children, heard the doctors talking and thought the name was really beautiful and named the child "Carcinoma."

    July 5, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  2. Marina

    I come from a country where babies are named after family members – it could be the first or middle name and so that makes things a little easier. However, most parents choose to change the child's first name and keep the middle name. For Instance, my grandmothers name was Mariska Elena P.- but my mother named me "Marina Elena" – My daughter is Myra Elena etc.

    July 6, 2010 at 10:43 am |