Moscow officials have refused a birth certificate to a six-year-old boy because of his name: BOCh RVF 26062002. Officials were ok with Simply a Hero and Viagra but BOCh RVF 26062002 was simply too much.
The name translates into a Russian acronym for Biological Human Object of the Voronin-Frolov Genus (DoB). I assume they just called him Bo for short.
Notably, Russian law does not actually give officials the right to turn down such names. However, officials have claimed the right to act in the best interest of the children.
The family actually sought relief from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, but were turned down.
If you recall, we previously followed the controversy in New Zealand where a judge ordered a name change for Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii (here). However, Bus Shelter No. 16 was deemed to be perfectly valid.
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