Some time ago, the country of New Zealand put out a ban on crazy baby names. Over one hundred names were rejected so far this year. At first I thought this was a bit insane. Parents should be able to name their kids what they want, right? Then I saw some selections from the list.
The ban was put into place when a set of twins were named after cigarettes, and someone else named their baby Violence. There was also a girl was named Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii. She was so upset with it that she legally changed it at nine years old.
Some of the rejected baby names included:
89? Who names their baby after a number?
Letters, such as C, D, I, and T, were also refused, as well as using punctuation marks. Keep in mind that the country’s Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages didn’t think of these and ban them. Parents actually tried to name their kids these. Apple seems pretty normal right now, doesn’t it?
What do you think of this ban, Lovelies? Would you give your baby a crazy, unique name? [via Herald Sun]