The existence of a generic "legal name" implies the existence of a more powerful "illegal name".
@djsundog i'm legally a girl now, which implies that at some point i've been a girl illegally, which is cyberpunk as hell
illegal names are when you trigger a seg-fault in life.
@djsundog my illegal name is "Crime Doer 420"
@djsundog i stole something
@djsundog There technically isn't a law against someone's name containing \0.
@djsundog Dark dictionary show me the forbidden names
@djsundog There's also your Secret, Real Fake Name.
@djsundog Also, a Dragon has Many Names, Traveller.
@djsundog Syntax Error Names
@djsundog the illegal name is the one you use when you register all your unlawful activity with the crime union.
@djsundog everyone has at least 9 names
but they might not know them all
@djsundog There's no such thing as a legal name in the UK. People have names on their birth certificates (which are probably the nearest equivalent) but are free to use any name they please so long as it's not for the purposes of fraud.
E.g., it's quite legal to run for Parliament under the name “Lord Buckethead”; I don't suppose that's what's on his birth certificate.
Presumably that means there are no illegal names?
@emacsomancer if this is true then I am absolutely delighted and wish I had sired more children with titular names to send abroad.
@edavies @djsundog @mwlucas Did some more duckduckgo-ing and found the law: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1995/0016/73.0/DLM364128.html - see especially (8)c
(Also of interest an old news article: https://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/asia/new-zealand-stange-baby-names/index.html)
@djsundog Alice is my legal name and Rose is my illegal name :3
@djsundog be trans do name crimes
@djsundog i feel like all of my accounts online (ergo my identity for the service) is all kinds of not specifically “legal,” as it’s not enforced by legislation. But what do I know? I am no expert on law and legislation.
@djsundog the street value of my name was valued at over £450K when police seized it
@djsundog my illegal name cannot be spoken by mortal tongues
@djsundog I'd tell you my illegal name but I'm on probation so
@djsundog the trick is making sure they don't show up under "aliases" in your fbi file
@djsundog fun fact: many families who survived WWII literally had to get rid their /illigal/ (or very "risky") name in order to survive.
Many immigrants/refugees have to change their name in order to be able to immigrate, today.
@djsundog My illegal name is Swidler Thiefton McCrimelord.
@djsundog Bartholomew Ampersand is mine
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