Sarah – Morocco
The spelling Sarah is forbidden in Morocco since it is thought to be a Hebrew name. However, there is a fee associated with using a name that isn’t Arabic. Sara, which doesn’t have a ‘h’ and is thought to be the Arabic spelling of the name, is a suitable substitute.
Anus – Denmark
In Denmark, the government has provided parents with a list of 7,000 acceptable names from which to choose; any deviations require a special permit.
Names with unusual spellings and ethnic names are frequently rejected. Each year, about 250 or so names are rejected as a result of these rules. The use of odd names like Anus, Pluto, and Monkey has been avoided.