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Icelandic Girl Suing Government to Keep Her Own Name

Hemera/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- A teen in Iceland has filed a lawsuit against her government because for her entire life, she legally hasn't been allowed to use the name her mother gave her.

In Iceland, as in several other countries, the government has a list of "approved" names -- in Iceland's case, a little more than 1,700 male and 1,800 female.

U.K.'s The Independent reports Blaer Eidsdottir's first name means "light breeze" in Icelandic, yet officially she's been known as "Stulka," or "girl" -- on all her official documents.  Her family is hoping the lawsuit will allow Blaer to finally keep her actual name.

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's Baby Name Revealed

Cate Gillon/Getty Images(PARIS) -- Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, has announced the name of the couple’s first baby.

In a message on her website, the first lady of France wrote: "I am deeply touched by the many messages of congratulations that I have received since the birth of our daughter Giulia.

"On this happy occasion, my husband joins me in expressing our warmest thanks to all those of you who sent us these tokens of your kindness."

Giulia is the Italian translation of Julia. Bruni-Sarkozy was born in Italy.

France's first lady gave birth Wednesday in Paris. As the news spread during the day, crowds of onlookers mixed with paparazzi and plainclothes police officers gathered outside the private clinic.

The couple wed in 2008, three months after their first meeting. Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, has a 10-year-old son with philosopher Raphael Enthoven. Sarkozy, 56, has three sons from two previous marriages. He is the only French leader to have divorced and remarried while in office.

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Israeli Couple Name Their Newborn Daughter 'Like'

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- An Israeli couple says they were looking for a unique name for their newborn baby girl when they thought about Facebook.

According to Galgalatz, an Israeli news outlet, the couple didn’t name the child Facebook, they named her Like after the social website’s “Like” button.  The report says the parents didn’t pick the name to plug Facebook, they simply like the sound of the name. 

Earlier this year, an Egyptian couple named their child Facebook in honor of the website’s role in the country’s revolution.

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