Just came across this little gem on Genealogy Reviews about an Italian couple's attempt to name their son Friday:
To add insult to injury, the court -- after denying the request -- insisted that the child be named Gregorio after the saint's day on which he born. A perfectly nice name, of course, but somehow I think parents should be allowed the name selection privilege. Oh, well . . . at least the court didn't do what the Greek Catholic priests back in Osturna (homeland of the Smolenyaks) used to do. Whenever there was an illegitimate birth, they gave the child a really weird name, just to be sure they stuck out for the rest of their lives. No kidding.