Science and IT angle?
Venezuela is scarcely alone in having laws against 'silly' names (as the links to the other stories indicate).
Here in Denmark there's an official list of 'acceptable' names (believe it or not). Children may only be named if the name is on the list. OK, it's a long list, which AFAIK is kept 'up to date' with worldwide trends in child naming (in particular 'foreign names' need to be added occasionally). I believe you can get special dispensation for a special name (for example if God revealed himself to you and commanded you to name your child something unusual) if you can be bothered with the red tape, and presumably if the name is not 'too silly'.
Doubtless there are similar laws elsewhere in the 'developed' world, but given that this story is about Venezuela, I detect implicit and explicit 'washington consensus' propaganda entering the 'debate'.
Apparently we should concern ourselves more about the oh-so-important freedom to call your child "Asswipe" or "Cuntface" rather than the fact that some folks are trying to introduce some social-democratic structure.
Frankly, if I was a latin american leader embroiled in a 'bolivarian revolution', passing laws against silly names would not be top of my list of priorities.
I'm reminded of Stephen Fry's (Saturday Night Fry) letters from listeners about unusual names:
"Dear Stephen, My aunt has a most unusual name. She was christened Jenny Split, which was odd enough, but for forty years, her married name has been 'Moist'. Pretty strange, eh? Yours sincerely,
...or what about this one...
"Dear Stephen, I once met a man called Dintley Titmeaning. His children were called Dengulphus and Pantygrace. You can imagine how I laughed. Yours etc.,
A card here from a listener in Lincolnshire:
"Dear Mr Fry,Some people really do have absurd names. At a coffee morning in Louth, I was introduced to a girl who told me her name was Cleftene Straightbladder. How we all howled! Faithfully,
"Dear Stephen, For ten years, I have lived next door to couple called Stank and Mulina Stopfroth. I giggle every time I see them. Best wishes,
And, er... what's the science/technology angle here, exactly?