New Zealand government bans parents from giving kids humiliating or foolish names

Agence France-Presse, via InterAksyon.com, reports that on Wednesday, May 1, "New Zealand officials released a list of 77 baby names (including their variations) put forward by parents that were rejected by the country’s Department of Internal Affairs because they were too bizarre or offensive."

Agence France-Presse, via InterAksyon.com, reports that on Wednesday, May 1, "New Zealand officials released a list of 77 baby names (including their variations) put forward by parents that were rejected by the country’s Department of Internal Affairs because they were too bizarre or offensive." The names included ’Lucifer,’ ’Mafia No Fear,’ ’Anal,’ and ’.’" (Yes, that’s just a period.)

 

New Zealand officials also nixed chronological monikers ("2nd", "3rd" or "5th") and names that might imply a child holds an official title or rank such as  "King", "Duke," "Princess," and the like.

 

The report added: "In 2008, New Zealand’s family court ordered that a nine-year-old girl whose parents had called her ’Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii’ should have her name changed because it was embarrassing and "makes a fool of the child.’"

 

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