2 Replies to “Naming my Pets”

  1. I don’t know. Perhaps they construe “naming”, so that naming only applies to the original baptism. That way no translation, or translator could be accused of breaking the law. There could still be a question about whether Orwell had broken the law, given that he named the pig (for all we know his granddaughter named the pig, of course). But then maybe his lawyers could argue that you cannot name something that doesn’t exist? Or that he wasn’t in France when he named the pig?

    But I suspect this is now moot. The BBC seems to have removed the Napoleon law from the list (they say they edited the story after being unable to verify the existence of some of the laws.)

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