Politics of Names 


Source: Edmonton Journal, 8 Dec, 1972


A two year-old boy may go through life known officially as "73-30" because Bavarian courts will not allow his parents to name him "Che," after the late Cuban guerilla Che Guevara


His father, Hein-George Treyz, a technical clerk in Bavaria, told the news magazine Der Spiegel that the boy is still officially unnamed. Instead, registry officials wrote the figure "73-30" on his birth certificate -- the designation for a boy who has not received a first name. A court said it was concerned that the boy might go through life "with a potentially obnoxious name," adding that Guevara was regarded as representative of a "very extrimist political movement."