Last year, 3,883 babies were named Alexa compared to 6,050 in 2015.
Folks: Very sad to say this about a popular tweet, but I'm wrong. I accidentally copied the number for Alexandria (1238 births) instead of Alexa (3833), so instead of .66 per 1000, Alexa is actually at 2.0 per 1000, and the drop was only 20% this year. Sorry! Shame me. Corrected: pic.twitter.com/GoMtNXJGlf
In general, if the name is deemed to harm the child's well-being or be offensive to a third party, it will not be approved. Other rules include no giving a boy a girl's name or a girl a boy's name, no biblical villains, no naming your child a brand name, no place names, and no last names as first names.
Baby names banned in Switzerland
In Iceland, baby names must align with the linguistic structure and conventional spelling system of Iceland
Unless both parents are foreign, parents in Iceland must submit their child's name to the National Registry within six months of birth. If the name is not on the registry's list of approved names, parents must seek approval of the name with the Icelandic Naming Committee.
About half of the names submittedget rejected for violating Iceland's strict naming requirements. Among these requirements, names must be capable of having Icelandic grammatical endings, may not conflict with the linguistic structure of Iceland, and should be written in accordance with the ordinary rules of Icelandic orthography.
So, for example, if a name contains a letter that does not appear in the Icelandic alphabet (the letters C, Q, and W, for example), the names are banned.
Baby names banned in Iceland
Denmark only allows names from a pre-approved list
The name won't be accepted if it is considered to be a major disadvantage for the person or for other strong reasons.
And you cannot choose a first name that is already registered in Norway's Population Register as a last or middle name (in Norway, middle names are essentially second surnames). The exception is if the name has origins or tradition as a first name in Norway or abroad or has tradition in a culture that does not distinguish between first and last name. So naming your baby one of the most popular last names in Norway, like Hansen or Haugen, would not be allowed.
Baby names banned in Norway
Sweden bans names it considers 'obviously unsuitable' as a first name or offensive