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April 4, 2007 2:17 AM Subscribe
Do parents have to give a kid a name immediately when it is born?
posted by barnacles to human relations (33 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My google-fu has failed me on this one. When a child is born, are the parents required to give it a name at that point? Say the parents couldn't decide on a name in the preceding 9 months; can they tell the hospital, "Sorry, we don't have one yet, but we'll get back to you with a name one of these days."?
(and despite my location, I'm primarily curious about this from an US-centric point of view, though Oz-centric answers are welcome, too)