- A New Zealand couple are currently trending for naming their 4-month-old son 'Lucifer'
- Identified as Dan and Mandy Sheldon, a registrar in Chesterfield objected to the idea warning them about future problems due to the name
- The couple eventually succeeded after making a complaint
- The name, which is often used to refer to the devil, is banned in New Zealand
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When it comes to naming babies, it certainly isn't everyday one sees a couple fighting to have their child share the same name with the devil.
Well, for Dan and Mandy Sheldon, this was the case. The New Zealand couple made the news after they went to a registrar in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to get their baby officially named Lucifer.
However, the registrar tried to bar them from using the name, which is banned in New Zealand. She went on to warn them about the difficulty the child would face growing up because of the name.
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"She told us he would never be able to get a job, and that teachers wouldn't want to teach him.
I tried to explain that we are not religious people, and Lucifer in Greek means 'light-bringer' and 'morning' but she wouldn't listen.
She even told us that it was illegal to name a child that in New Zealand and that maybe we could name him something else but refer to him as Lucifer at home.”
According to The Sun, Dan had lodged a complaint over the way he and his wife were treated after visiting the council office for the registration following its reopening after months of lockdown.
After complaining he said the woman begrudgingly approved little Lucifer's name.
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Derbyshire County Council said: "We apologise if they were offended, but it is the job of our registrars to advise in these matters as sometimes people are not aware of certain meanings or associations around certain names."
In other news, a young family of eight has received great support from fans on social media after earlier trolls regarding the short years it took to bring up the large household.
In just a few weeks Zoriah Cookie and husband MJ Franklin went from being a laughing stock to a great inspiration with fans showing love for their cute babies online.
Twenty-four-year-old Cookie is a mother of six children after getting pregnant almost every year from 2012 to 2018.
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