The Icelandic Naming Committee lists 1,853 permissible female names. “Blær” is not one of them. Blær sued:
Blær Bjarkardóttir, the 15-year-old girl who was suing Icelandic authorities to have her name officially approved (so far she has been known as “girl” in the National Registry), won her case at Reykjavík District Court this morning, mbl.is reports.
“I am very happy … Finally, I’ll have the name ‘Blær’ in my passport,” she said of the court’s verdict.
Blær was also suing the state for ISK 500,000 ($3,950, €2,900) in damages but the court rejected the request.
The Committee insisted that “Blær” was a male name.
Blair Brown was not available for comment.