Deciding on a baby name can be challenging. To make matters more difficult, some US states have implemented certain restrictions.
Some states, such as Kentucky and Illinois, have no naming laws. On the other hand, California is said to be one of the states where accents are forbidden. However, they permit hyphens and apostrophes, as seen with Elon Musk and Grimes' child's name, X AE A-XII.
Other states have regulations and restrictions in place for naming a child. Here are five rules, according to the birth certificate obtainment guide, usbirthcertificates.com:
The child must take their father's name when the parents are married, though a different name can be requested.
The first name and middle cannot exceed 30 characters each. Surnames must have a maximum length of 40 characters.
Usbirthcertificates.com claims the state of Georgia only prohibits symbols (including accents) in baby names.
The outlet claims Texans have a 100-character limit on first, middle and last names – and each much use the English alphabet.
Numbers are prohibited from names, but they’re allowed to use hyphens, apostrophes and spaces.