L’attribuzione del prenome alla nascita

Di Mirko Faccioli -

The essay analyzes the legislation regarding the attribution of the name at birth in the Italian legal system. First of all, it points out that the choice of the child’s name is usually up to the parents and that, should they disagree, the dispute can be decided by the Court according to art. 316, par. 2 and 3, of the Italian Civil Code. Subsequently, the essay examines the limits and prohibitions established by the relevant law (articles 34 and 35 of the d.P.R. No. 396/2000) to guarantee that the name can effectively identify the individual and is not prejudicial to those who bear it. Lastly, the paper focuses on the consequences deriving from the breach of the above-mentioned provisions.