Moscow registry office have published the most unusual names for newborns this year

Moscow Department of the registry office have published a list of the most popular and strange names given by parents to newborns in the first half of 2017. On it informs TV channel REN TV.

So, in Moscow there was Laurel, Achilles, Potapov, Thomas. Among the unusual women’s names — Crazy, Ophelia, Serena, Juno, Elizabeth, Francesca, Paola, Julie and iris.

Most popular common name of Alexander, it was given to 764 infants. The second most common, — and in third place — Artem. Girls are more often called SOPEMI, Maries and Anami.

In the Moscow Department of the registry office emphasize that the exotic names to their children not only give foreign parents, but also the Russians, wishing to have their child stand out.

May 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning the use of names newborn numbers, swear words and symbols, except the hyphen. Not permitted names containing the positions and titles.