Parents win the battle for their son's name LUCIFER after the registrar tried to ban him and said the boy would have no success in life.
- Dan and Mandy Sheldon traveled to their registry office to call their son Lucifer
- A registrar in Chesterfield disagreed with the idea and warned, "He'll never get a job."
- The name that is often used to refer to the devil is banned in New Zealand
Parents who wanted to name their son Lucifer, another name for the devil, were told he would "fail in life" if they gave him that name.
Dan and Mandy Sheldon visited their local registry office in Chesterfield, Derbyshire last week to name their four-month-old son.
However, a registrar tried to prevent her from using the name, which is banned in New Zealand.
Dan and Mandy Sheldon were almost denied the opportunity last week to name their son Lucifer at Chesterfield City Hall
Dan, 37, a manager of a plant rental company, said to The Sun: “She told us he would never be able to get a job and that teachers don't want to teach it.
"I tried to explain that we are not religious people and Lucifer means" lightbringer "and" morning "in Greek, but she didn't want to listen."
Dan and his wife Mandy said they were surprised to be troubled by the name that appeared in the King James Bible in 1611 as the name for the devil. & # 39;
Despite initial objections, the registrar allowed the Sheldons to name their son Lucifer
After complaining, he said the woman reluctantly approved the little Lucifer's name.
Derbyshire County Council said, "We apologize if you were offended, but it is up to our registrars to advise on these matters, as people sometimes do not know certain meanings or associations related to certain names."
In 2013, New Zealand published a list of banned names, including Lucifer, Christ, and Messiah.
Between 2001 and 2013, six paired people tried to register their baby under the name Lucifer, according to CNN.
In 2018, however, Scottish officials allowed one baby to bear the name while another could be called the Messiah.
There were babies called Awesome, Well, Royalty and Pepper.
Edinburgh Council's Karen Watson said to the sun last year: “There are actually no rules for names. It's like people can call their babies the way they want. & # 39;
She added: “To be perfectly honest, names are actually pretty normal now and there are only one or two that are a little different.
"As long as it's not offensive, we won't be involved in what they call their baby."