Helpful Info: Illegal Baby Names In Michigan & United States
Having a child is the best experience I have ever witnessed, raising him has been a blessing that I am beyond grateful for.
Before my son was born I remember the anticipation about how life was going to change. His mom and I were well planned out and we worked well as a team.
One thing that we spent a lot of time on was coming up with a name for that little bundle of joy. Once we found out he was a boy, it made things easier. We did not want a common name like "Mike" or "David". I used to joke about naming him "Carl". That was funny to me because no one names their kid, "Carl", nowadays. Maybe "Carl" is a family tradition, if so, that's awesome.
Naming a child can be stressful for many expecting parents. The pressure of giving your child a name that they will have for their entire life can be heavy. Personally, I think a name is very important. I also think that the person will be the legacy, not their name.
When it comes to names in the United States and the state of Michigan, there are guidelines. You can't just go and name your child "a&^h*(e". First of all, that's just stupid. Second, why would you set your child up for ridicule and criticism their entire life?
The U.S. and each state has their own naming laws. I found out more about the legalities for naming your child at usbirthcertificates.com.
Naming Restrictions In The United States
Software now keeps our official birth records. Because of that, several states limit the number of characters that can be used. Massachusetts will only allow 40 characters maximum for a full length name. Other states will not allow you to use numerical digits and emojis.
Some states have naming restrictions in place to protect the child, for example, banning profanity in names.
Some people want to name their children after those that have done some terrible things to mankind. Adolf Hitler is not allowed nor should it be considered. Not cool.
If you are expecting a child and are in the "naming" phase, avoid these restrictions and you should be good to go! Avoid derogatory terms, obscenity, offensive names, foreign characters, numbers, diacritical marks, hyphens, asterisks and apostrophes.
In the state of Michigan, only English characters are allowed when naming your child. Coinciding with national guidelines of course.