Iraqi journalist not allowed to name baby boy after WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks sister named Diya, which means Light of Truth


Hajar Hamalaw wanted his baby boy's legal name to be WikiLeaks, but the German government did not allow it.

Add WikiLeaks to the list of government banned baby names, which also includes Djehad, Woodstock and Peppermint.

Hajar Hamalaw, an Iraqi journalist living in Passau, Germany, told NBC News he wanted to name his baby boy after the organization that is known worldwide for publishing secret information from anonymous sources.

But German officials did not allow it. Hamalaw and his wife Daria Kareem named the boy Dako, but will nickname him WikiLeaks. Their daughter is named Diya, which means Light of Truth