While the name X Æ A-12 is technically legal, a family law attorney recently told PEOPLE that it won't be accepted by the state of California.
"In California, you can only use the '26 characters' of the English language in your baby name," David Glass said on Wednesday. "Thus, you can't have numbers, Roman numerals, accents, umlauts or other symbols or emojis.”
Glass said that if X Æ A-12's birth certificate is submitted as-is, it is sure to be rejected and that the couple will "have an opportunity to appeal the rejection of the birth certificate application but it's unlikely that it will be granted."
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