US parents win battle to name son Allah

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The parents of this toddler decided to call their child ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah. However for this couple from Atlanta, United States, it was not easy registering that name. The authorities objected to the name Allah since it was not part of both the parents' name.

US parents win battle to name son Allah

When the parents approached the authorities, they refused to issue a birth certificate. They said that the last name Allah does not match with either of the parents' last names.

However, this issue was taken up by a civil rights group who decided to fight the case out on behalf of the parents. The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia sued last month on behalf of Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk. The group, however, said that it was dropping the lawsuit because the Georgia department of health issued a birth certificate with the name that was chosen by the parents.

The group termed this as a major victory and said that no government can dictate what you and cannot name your child. "It goes against our values and also the intent of the legislature," the director of group Andrea Young said.

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