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Naming Committee accepts Asía, rejects Magnus

By Iceland Review

The Icelandic Naming Committee has approved the first names Eberg, Tristana, Asía and Rikharður, on the grounds that they can be grammatically conjugated in the possessive case in Icelandic. It has also approved the middle name Gilsfjörð. This is reported by Morgunbladid online.

Iceland has strict naming regulations, and a name that has not before been used in Icelandic must meet the approval of the Naming Committee before it can be used. The Committee assesses whether or not the name meets the grammatical requirements of the complex Icelandic language, which conjugates nouns as well as verbs.

Meanwhile, the Committee has rejected the name Magnus as a first name, as it is not considered to be written in accordance with the general rules of the language. Magnús, on the other hand, is an approved Icelandic name.

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