Illegal Baby names

on Jan 14, 2011 @ 02:12 pm

Would you ever name your twins Fish and Chips? or your baby girl Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii? These were some of the names that were banned in New Zealand. There are many more cooky names listed in this article from around the world, and apparently the Pope has a big opinion about it!

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No Way! on Jan 14, 2011 @ 02:25 pm

This is awful! Fish and Chips? It's a cute phrase when said together but individually one has to respond to fish - this just seems cruel.


Ali de Bold
Crackers and Cheese on Jan 14, 2011 @ 02:54 pm

I'm going to name my first baby Crackers and the 2nd Cheese. That would be legal, right?

hmm on Jan 14, 2011 @ 03:15 pm

Crackers might get you in some trouble

It's true... on Jan 14, 2011 @ 03:33 pm

There are many countries that have restrictions on baby names. When I lived in Germany, I think (?) birth certificates were approved by some government agency for appropriateness.

It wasn't as Big Brotherish as it sounds. They were mainly trying to avoid some seriously inappropriate naming. I seem to recall some people telling me that using last names as first names or naming after cities/landmarks was also verboten (sorry, couldn't help myself), but I don't know if that was actually true.

If so, many Canadians and Americans would get into trouble! It seems every little kid is named "Carter" or some other androgynous last-name-turned-first-name.

The funny thing with many boys names too, is that they start off being masculine and then all of a sudden it's a girl name! I had a male friend in 5th grade who was named Mackenzie and that was normal. Now, it's solidly a female name!

lol! on Jan 14, 2011 @ 03:47 pm

Reminds me of a boy my daughter had dated in high school....Brock - nice enough boys name until you heard his middle name. Lee.... broclee. Poor kid must have been teased terribly in grade school, having a vegetable name!

bad names on Jan 14, 2011 @ 04:00 pm

It's cruel to name your kids names you know they will be teased for. What about the American Olympic skier named Picabo ("Peekaboo") Street. I remember hearing that her parents named her after the first words she said. But I'm not sure if that's true considering a lot of babies say "Mama" as their first word, and well, that would have been awkward to name her Mama!

Poor little Vegetable Boy on Jan 14, 2011 @ 04:04 pm

The first-name middle-name pairings are the worst!
I once met a WInter Frost and a Harry Chin

Ali de Bold
Amazing on Jan 14, 2011 @ 04:19 pm

I'm loving these names. What are the parents thinking?? Is it the hormones?

ReDiCuLoUs! on Jan 14, 2011 @ 09:30 pm

This is so sad... These poor children.

Now we have a kid running around with the name Google?!

Not cool

Picabo Street on Jan 15, 2011 @ 08:27 am

@Cathy - I remember watching an interview with Picabo or her parents (can't remember) about that very thing and I thought it was said that the little girl was allowed to name herself. Could be remembering wrong....

However, it's a much better name than some of the other celeb names out there. Some that particularly stand out are:

Kal-el Coppola Cage, son of Nicolas Cage
Zowie Bowie, son of David Bowie
George, George Jr, George the 3rd, George the 4th, George the 5th, George the 6th, Georgetta, and Freda George - children of George Foreman

Makes some of the other celeb baby names seem downright tame, doesn't it?

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