(ETH) – Meanwhile, a couple in England just fought a legal battle to name their son Lucifer after a registrar reportedly tried to bar them because the name “Lucifer” was another name for the devil. According to the report, the official actually told them that their four-month-old son “wouldn’t succeed in life” with that moniker.
Dan and Mandy Sheldon went to register the child last week after the council office finally opened after lockdown. Dan, 37, a plant hire company boss, lodged an official complaint about how he and Mandy, 32, were wrongfully treated at their local office in Chesterfield, Derbys.
He said: “We were really excited to go and get him registered but the woman looked at us in utter disgust. “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, The parents were informed to leave the room while the official checked if she was allowed to register the boy with the Satanic title.
The devil’s name as Lucifer was first seen in the King James Bible, in 1611. In more modern versions of the Bible, he is referred to as Satan. The report stated that the UK has very few legal restrictions in place for names, although those that contain obscenities and numbers are likely to be rejected, However many countries have strict rules such as New Zealand who added Lucifer to its list of forbidden names in 2013.