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Can someone's legal name be all lowercase?

Or maybe capitalization is not even part of the name That's pretty much it. No court would fail to recognize the name "John Doe" in the string "JOHN DOE"; similarly, if someone ...
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Can I legally include a line break in my child's name?

In the US, any legal restrictions on names are implemented at the state level——although broad administrative restrictions exist on the federal level. Some states may restrict use of diacritics (...
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Born on a plane

Skyborn are a known phenomenon. Country Citizenship? Generally, the kid automatically gets citizenship from his mom (and father) through bloodline, so our skyborn on that plane is likely that ...
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Is it a crime to have child outside of wedlock?

Is it a crime to have child outside of wedlock? Giving birth itself, regardless of the circumstances, is never a crime in the United States. Some sexual acts which can sometimes result in the ...
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Can I legally include a line break in my child's name?

Can I legally include a line break in my child's name? Let's rephrase that: Can I legally register my child's name in bold/italic/underlined/strike-through? Can I legally register my child's name in ...
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What is the place of birth of a child born in the embassy?

The place of birth on the birth certificate is where the child was actually born. Indeed, usually it will be more specific than city and state or province and will also identify a hospital or ...
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Can I legally include a line break in my child's name?

Not in germany In general, you can name your kid how you want, but there are limits in practice, due to technical and legal constraints. Germany has a list of allowed characters in names because the ...
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Can I legally include a line break in my child's name?

Not in iceland Iceland has an explicit list of approved given names. If a child’s prospective name is on that list, then it’s fine. If it’s not on that list, then it needs to be approved by the ...
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What are the minimum required legal obligations for US citizens?

Just because they don't use cash, doesn't mean they don't have income. Even if they have a barter economy, barter income is taxable. If Ebenezer gives Zachariah a dozen chickens to build a cowshed, ...
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What are the minimum required legal obligations for US citizens?

This might be too broad to answer in the Stack Exchange format, but I'll give it a start, making this answer a community wiki for anyone to add on to. Obviously there's a long list of criminal ...
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What is the place of birth of a child born in the embassy?

If we assume that the ambassador and his wife (or other embassy staff), living in the embassy residence, will give birth to a child, then what country and what place will be indicated on the birth ...
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Can someone's legal name be all lowercase?

This depends on jurisdiction and the general answer is yes/no/both/either/it depends. See this well-known essay about what is or isn't true about names in general: Falsehoods Programmers Believe about ...
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What are the legal ramifications for someone whose birth was concealed?

Does this person have witnesses to his existence? Particularly before the age of five? Under 8 U.S. Code § 1401, native-born citizens include a person of unknown parentage found in the United States ...
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Can I legally include a line break in my child's name?

Not in canada I assume you are asking whether it is legal or possible to include a line break character in the name used in the state administrative records referring to your child, since I am not ...
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Can someone's legal name be all lowercase?

Lowercase names are impossible in japan, prc, rc, rok, dprk Any name that is on a Japanese identity document (the "my Number" card/ID card) or in the official citizen register is written in ...
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Can I legally include a line break in my child's name?

Not in france The glyphs of a first name must be part of the French alphabet. The new line character/sequence is not part of it. I did not find anything for the family name but I believe that in doubt ...
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Can I legally include a line break in my child's name?

Probably not in sweden and israel According to the Naming law in Sweden Wikipedia article: The first paragraph does not give a person the right to acquire as a first name a name that can cause ...
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What are the minimum required legal obligations for US citizens?

There are few truly compulsory actions required of US citizens, but there are a great number of conditional requirements, and of course there are many criminal and civil laws governing daily life. ...
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Can I legally include a line break in my child's name?

england-and-wales This FOI request outlines the relatively permissive regime that governs the registering of baby names, but your chosen name would not be allowed as it is not a "sequence of ...
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What are the minimum required legal obligations for US citizens?

If you haven't decided on a state yet, have a look at New Hampshire. The Free State Project selected New Hampshire in 2003 at the state with the fewest restrictions on living free in a libertarian ...
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Child with a different last name from the biological father

Under US law, there is no requirement for a child to have the same last name as the legal father, the biological father, or the mother. Initially the last name is specified on the birth certificate, ...
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What are the origins of birth certificates and did they ever represent any kind of speculative value based on one's expected lifetime earning power?

Civil registration of births, marriages and deaths in the United Kingdom is a nineteenth-century innovation, based on the previous practice of keeping parish records of baptisms, marriages, and ...
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What Happens to Abandoned Infant Citizenship?

This is controlled by 8 U.S.C. § 1401 which details who qualifies for "birthright citizenship". Including of course the condition mandated by the 14th ammendment, Congress is otherwise free to bestow ...
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Can someone's legal name be all lowercase?

In the U.S., names are generally left to the choice of parents and the person who bears the name, though as a convention of common languages spoken in the U.S., the name is likely to be given capital ...
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What are the legal ramifications for someone whose birth was concealed?

As a result, this individual has no SSN and might not legally exist. A living person exists. It is not necessary to be registered anywhere to exist. Could they be in legal jeopardy in any way? ...
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EU Employer demands birth certificate - Why?

This is weird. Within the EU, a passport is proof of identity, and it is also proof that you are allowed to take a job in the EU. There is nothing that a birth certificate would add to this. Either ...
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Can parents withhold their birth certificate/marriage license from their kids

The Czech Consulate General in New York has a page about this. Presumably a similar situation would prevail at other Czech consulates, so this answer should help even if you do not reside in its ...
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Does a birth certificate list the baby's legal or biological father?

The birth certificate lists the legal parents (or only the mother, if a second legal parent is not established at the time of birth). The rules about how to establish legal parentage and how to fill ...
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Can I legally include a line break in my child's name?

TL;DR Don't do this to your child. I feel like CPS could file an abuse report against you for the hardship you'd cause. Setting aside both ethics and legality you are merely inquiring about the ...
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