lots of north americans do when a celebrity actually names their kid a normal name, which is a rare occurrence. Too many celebrities name their kids Apple, Moonunit, North, Wyatt (for a girl), Pilot Inspektor, Coco etc! Too many to name
Actually, in the vast majority of world countries - including Germany - you simply cannot name a newborn child as easily or creatively as in North America. There usually are regulated lists of names at Birth Registries to which a chosen name is cross-checked. If it's not listed (eg. an unusual foreign or created name), it is either rejected by the authority (in very conservative countries) or you will have to request a Permission or Court Expertise to allow the "new" name to be accepted. This implies submitting official evidence that the name already exists and is in use (eg. in a different culture or language), that it has a clear etymology and carries no offensive meaning, and that it is appropriate for the sex of your child.
Supposing you are registering twins and want to give them names from a non-local ethnological root, you may be told by the Registrar (to your absolute relief, I would be sure) that the names are normal, ie. they are already listed :)
an american would not say a russian name is normal, but perhaps an elglish name?
I translated to english "The names are ordinary" and got marked as wrong, even when "ordinary" appears as an alternative translation of the german "normal". I thought it would be a better fit in this case.
normal means up to standard, ordinary gives a vive that it is just below standard. Ordinary becomes negative in sense. So, Duo thinks why promoting negativity! (It's just like my pinion, man.)
Please could somebody inform me why 'Name' has taken -n as the plural ending? I thought it would take Er- as I am under the impression here it is Nominative Masculine. Is this an exception to this rule or have I missed something? Thanks in advance for any assistance.
There is no such rule. Plurals in German don't necessarily make sense. They may, but there is no definite rule.
Das Auge, die Augen ; der Junge, die Jungen...
I think this has to with the fact that many countries have conditions to naming children. In Iceland there is no letter C so you can't be named Christian
Would "The names are not normal" be " Die Namen sind nicht normal"? or "Die Namen sind normal nicht"?
Why is there a little symbol for female as one of my choices? Or is it just my phone glitching? Do you guys see it too?
When I hover over "Namen" some unknown person that I've never heard before on duolingo says it, has this happened to anyone else?