I sometimes forget that this is not a thing in other countries, and the more I talk about it, the weirder it gets.
Names are only accepted into the book if they are gendered. Unisex names are automatically rejected, and if one is accepted later on as a girl name it can't be given to boys anymore.
The book has almost 1800 boy names and about 2400 girl names.
- They can't be "harmful to the child later in life"
- Historical names have to have documentation
- They can't be nicknames unless they have tradition
and my personal favorite:
- They have to be spelled phonetically in Hungarian.
Ginger is spelled Dzsindzser
Jennifer is spelled Dzsenifer
Byron is spelled Bájron
Brian is spelled Brájen
and, most recently:
Daenerys is spelled Denerisz
For example, in 2019 they added Denerisz, Pippa, Hürrem, Brianna, and Lorna for girls, and Aragorn, Holden, and Kemal for boys.
Öcsi (lil bro)
Dakota (they said it's unisex)
For girls: Hanna, Zoé, Anna, Emma, Luca, Léna, Zsófia, Boglárka, Jázmin, Lili.
For boys: Bence, Máté, Dominik, Marcell, Levente, Noel, Ádám, Dániel, Milán, Dávid.