Deaf World: Britain's first baby to be registered with a sign name

Find out all about a very special name in this web clip

Deaf people know all about sign names, but usually, they're not included on birth certificates. Until now! In this web clip you can find out all about the young girl who became the first child to be given a sign name - legally recorded on her birth certificate. Don't miss it!

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  • brilliant ..should be worldwide langauge
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    150903
  • That is great that the UK has a free name culture. Sadly many countries do not. We had to go to court here in Austria to get our child´s name - Saxifrage registered. And as for other characters, my daughter should have one of her names properly written in runes, but it is a battle I have not fought against the Finnish authorities. I do think ohter characters should be possible with a transliteration / notation as was done here possible.
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    150902
  • Well done tomato!!!
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  • want to learn some aspects in this language
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    150309
  • this is wonderful!!
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  • She's a beatiful deaf baby.
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  • Parabéns pela conquista!
    Toda comunidade seja ela ouvinte ou surda tem o direito de exercer a sua cidadania. Que este exemplo seja seguido por outros países.
    Parabéns por mais uma vitória na história da língua de sinais.
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    150127
  • What an awesome result for such a motivated couple. Well done!
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    141215
  • Very powerful video re registering a baby's name in BSL
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  • That's a great step. Congrats!
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    141208
  • Nice, but wouldn't it open a can of worms? Names. in Chinese characters, Farsi, Hindu script, etc that nobody can really read. The BSL notations aren't easy to understand either
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    141208
  • This is just awesome that they were able to do this. Hopefully one day all Deaf and CODA individuals with name signs will have this same opportunity.
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  • Fabulous! Hope others follow suit.
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    141120
  • This is just wonderful. Well done for being so persistent.
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  • Great agree BSL name same worth other name. Identify others by BSL names mean same value! Big step forward for Deaf Comunity all of UK will accept I hope.
    Name = identity! Identity defined by name, birth name, known as name, Nick name, sign name all same culture is part of name so proud that big difference made for all Deaf.

    I remember the March for recognition for Bsl. Now more change mean more equality thank you both x
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  • Wonderful resolution. The only way to establish your equal rights is with intelligent reasoning, and you've done that. Congratulations!
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  • Wel done, Tomato. Im not surprised that you standed for it and got through tjis. Congratulation. Im very proud of you and your family. Keep in faith! :-)

    Lots of love
    Lena (your student fellow at UoB 2002-2003)
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  • Oh my. In ASL her name means Gay/Lesbian. Literally both signs.
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    141120
  • This is wonderful, and it's about time.
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    141120
  • WOOOOWWWWW!
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    141120
  • Cool!
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  • Freakin' Awesome!

    I want to be registered with my sign name!!

    This family is SO BEAUTIFUL!
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    141112
  • I like this but very few people are aware of BSL notation!
    Well done registering it is our right!
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  • Congratulations to Tomato and Paula for successfully asserting their rights. Thank you for having the courage and determination to see this through and being pioneers. I wish you and your family every happiness.

    Lauren H
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  • Any sign language can be written down .www.signwriting.org.

    there is a BSL section of this website..
    Learning from the web is free..

    I hope you find this interesting..
    maureen Doyle.
    www.practicemakesperfect.org.uk

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  • What is the name of the system used in this vidweo to write down BSL?
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  • Really inspiring - the 'never give up' motivation.
    Understood that BSL notation is essential, but hopefully one day the BSL notation could be made more 'easily comprehended' for both man-on-the-street Deaf and hearing people to grasp.
    Gorgeous baby with the Tomato+Paula eyes!
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    141103
  • Powerful programme with plenty of food of thoughts, why should we allow BSL language becomes inferior whereas it is our rights to make it equal as it is already recognised by the UK Government. Well done Tomato and Paula for making this happening. Carolyn
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  • Very goooooooddd!
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  • Inspiration story.
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  • I agree we should be able to register our children in our mother tongue and if thats bsl then it should be done after all bsl is a language in its self just as english french german is.
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