From the Annals of Retired Fascist Baby Names
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
The Movimento Sociale-Fiamma Tricolore party in Italy has offered to pay $1,940 to parents who name their children after Benito Mussolini or his wife Rachele. The “purely casual” name game is meant to address low birthrates and not fascist nostalgia, according to the far-right party. Sure.
Vicenzo Mancusi, the regional head of the party, said the new program “does not resolve the problem of the region’s declining population, but it is a small attempt by a small party.”
He said the choice of Benito and Rachele as the names for the program was “purely casual. They’re nice names.”
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