A Rose By Any Other Name

In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Juliet asks,

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

The question is asked in Act 2, Scene 2. Juliet's standing on her balcony. Romeo Montague is lurking below and overhears her.

Juliet is waxing philosophical, trying to justify her romance with Romeo. She knows his name does, in fact, mean something, to her family at least.

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There are Rules for Naming a Baby in Arizona

Choosing a name for someone is an awesome responsibility. The right or wrong name could affect your child throughout life. Arizona has some restrictions on legal names, as does the federal government.

Name Restrictions in Arizona

  • Arizona has a 141-character limit for the full name. 45 characters for the first name, 45 for the middle name, and 45 for the last name
  • Certain names are restricted; for example, you're not allowed to name a child something obscene
  • Naming your kid III, Jesus Christ, Adolf Hilter, Santa Claus, or the @ symbol have all been ruled illegal by courts in the United States

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