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Names Clinton and Karma not approved by the Naming Committee

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  • What's in a name? Names Clinton, Duane, Hector, Sveinnóli and Karma were npt approved by the Naming Committee. Photo/Daníel Rúnarsson

According to, the Icelandic Naming Committee issued their list of approved and unapproved names on October 3. Boy names Mark, Kamal and Þóri were among approved names.  

The names Clinton, Duane, Hector, Sveinnóli and Karma did, however, not make the cut. Neither did girl names Lady and Kaia.

The Icelandic Naming Committee was established in 1991 to determine whether new given names not previously used in Iceland are suitable for integration into the Icelandic language and culture. 

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