Dad Banned From Naming Son 'WikiLeaks'

14/08/2014 17:00 | Updated 20 May 2015

New dad tries to name son WikiLeaks

A new dad in Germany has been banned from naming his son 'WikiLeaks'. Journalist and proud father, Haja Hamalaw, is such a big fan of Julian Assange's whistle-blowing website that he tried to name his new son after it when he was born on March 14.

Obviously 'Julian Hamalaw' just didn't have quite the same ring to it.

Unfortunately, when the German authorities heard about his great plan, they banned the name, saying the decision was based on a law which says a person's first name cannot 'jeopardise the wellbeing of the child'.

Haja, 28, said WikiLeaks has a special place in his heart. He told local papers: "This is not just a name to me. WikiLeaks has changed the world."

Haja and his partner, who has not been named, settled for the name Dako on their son's birth certificate, but continue to call the little boy WikiLeaks at home.

Lucky boy!


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