A 15-year-old Icelandic girl has been granted the right to legally use the name given by her mother, despite the opposition of authorities and Icelands strict law on names.
Reykjavik District Court ruled Thursday that the name Blaer can be used. It means light breeze.
The decision overturns an earlier rejection by Icelandic authorities who declared it was not a proper feminine name. Until now, Blaer Bjarkardottir had been identified simply as Girl in communications with officials.
Im very happy, she said.