Gernot Hassenpflug wrote:
Yes, they'd be registered as such. Here is an example from a family that owns the Mitsuhashi sports stores in Kansai (they also belong to a quite outlandish religious sect popular among the filthy rich, but that's another story!): 令子 , りえ and ルミ .
Hmmm... that's very interesting. I didn't know the usage of katakana for children's names had become common... and the Japanese government would allow names for native Japanese to be registered in katakana...