A mother of four giving birth to her newborn baby & # 39; Citizen & # 39; has learned that the unusual name can be illegal.
Claire Alexander-Johnston, from Byron Bay, NSW, is a mummy blogger known online as JetSetMama.
Mrs Alexander-Johnston's oldest three children are called Atlas, Everest and Zephyr, so when she got her fourth, she chose an equally unique name.
Claire published on Instagram and revealed that she was planning her newborn baby & # 39; Citizen & # 39; but encountered legal problems.
A mother of four giving birth to her newborn baby & # 39; Citizen & # 39; , has learned that the unusual name can be illegal (pictured with her family before delivery)
Byron Bay-based mother and blogger Claire Alexander-Johnston, known online as JetSetMama, decided her fourth child (photo) & # 39; Citizen & # 39; to name
& # 39; Welcome to the Citizen Sage Alexander-Johnston family, & # 39; she wrote.
& # 39; You are 10 days old … Sorry, this naming company has taken so long! We had a bit of a crooked ball when we announced your name to our family, as someone said, it may be illegal to call you that in Australia. & # 39;
Claire went on to say that the name Citizen & # 39; falls loosely under the & # 39; title & # 39; such as & # 39; King & # 39;, & # 39; Duke & # 39 ;, & # 39; Lord & # 39; or & # 39; Captain & # 39;. & # 39;
& # 39; We tried to change it. "Disco" even came back in the game! But nothing else felt good for you as a Libra, with a (very sensible and grounded) Capricorn moon, & she said.
& # 39; So Citizen, you are and will remain a citizen of the world. & # 39;
Claire (pictured with another of her children) already had three less than common names for her children in Atlas, Everest and Zephyr
According to legislation in Australia, there are a number of names that find Births, Deaths and Marriages unacceptable.
These contain abusive words and ineffable names, such as names with numbers or symbols.
Another category that is considered unacceptable is controversial names that can be considered as a title, such as & # 39; commissioner & # 39 ;, & # 39; inspector & # 39 ;, & # 39; bishop & # 39 ;, & # 39; queen & # 39; or even & # 39; premier & # 39 ;.
A name like & # 39; Citizen & # 39; can fall into this bracket.
There are a number of names that find Births, Deaths, and Marriages unacceptable – these include names that resemble titles (Claire depicted with part of her family)
Claire (photo) and her husband said that they citizen Citizen's middle name & # 39; Sage & # 39; because it burns & cleanses and heals & # 39; is
Claire and her husband said they chose the middle name & # 39; Sage & # 39; because this & # 39; burning, purifying and healing & # 39; is.
& # 39; And look, if you have a few tough teens and you just want to punch in the garage with bongs with & # 39; Benji and the crew & # 39 ;, then you can & # 39; Zen & # 39; always roll out as a nickname, and I'll bring you all the snacks and we'll get through it, & she said.
When it comes to choosing their unusual names, Claire said that she and her partner passed a simple test of a potential moniker before they chose it.
& # 39; When we think about names we like, Rich and I want to go through it & # 39; can they be a rock star or an accountant? & # 39; test. (not that I particularly want one of these professions for one of my children, but you get the drift & # 39; a customizable name & # 39 ;!), & # 39; she said.
Provided the name passes this test, she and Rich continue and name their child by that name.
Many followers of Claire (pictured with one of her children) on Instagram were very happy with her choice of baby name – and said they didn't expect anything less from her
Many followers of Claire on Instagram were happy with her choice of baby name.
& # 39; I love such a solid meaningful name! My youngest son's name is Cape!, & Has posted a parent.
& # 39; Great name for a beautiful boy. Very happy for you that you got the name your heart stood for, & # 39; wrote another.
But many were confused as to whether or not they had approved the name:
# So it has been approved by the BDM! What a cool name and hope it's approved if it's not yet, & a woman wrote.
Another added: & # 39; Is this his registered name or was it not approved, but you call it anyway? I was wondering !! & # 39;
Claire has 117,000 followers on Instagram, who regularly tune into her profile for updates on her family life in Byron Bay.
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