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Hardrock69
01-13-2011, 11:39 PM
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10 illegal baby names

These baby names have all been banned around the world for reasons of taste, decency or just plain daftness.…

Posted By Yahoo Lifestyle, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 19:11 GMT

This week the Pope declared war on parents naming babies after celebrities, fruit or popular sports cars. In an address to parents, the ever-progressive pontiff pleaded with worshipers to 'give your children names that are in the Christian calendar'. So Apple, Brooklyn and Ferrari are out, Francisco and Giulia are in.

But Benedict's not the only authority figure to stamp down on one of the sillier by-products of celebrity culture. The following names have all been banned around the world for reasons of taste, decency or just plain daftness.

1) Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii (New Zealand)
New Zealand law bans names which could cause offence to a 'reasonable' person. Good thing too - the country is a stupid name hotspot. We found a couple from the islands who tried and failed to call their son '4Real', but nothing beats the ridiculous moniker above. It belonged to a 9-year-old girl before a judge had her renamed during a custody battle. 'It makes a fool of the child,' he said. It certainly made application forms a pain in the butt.

Has New Zealand banned any other names? Oh yes. The judge listed some that were also blocked: Fish and Chips (twins), Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit. Number 16 Bus Shelter and Violence were allowed.

2) Venerdi AKA 'Friday' (Italy)
Maybe this is what the Pope was talking about. Back in 2008 a court banned an Italian couple from calling their child Venerdi (translation: Friday). The judges reckoned the name - taken from 'Robinson Crusoe' - would expose the boy to 'mockery' and was associated with 'subservience and insecurity'. The parents, however, might have the last laugh; they threatened to call their next child Mercoledi (Wednesday).

Has Italy banned any other names? Italian courts can step in 'when the child's name is likely to limit social interaction and create insecurity'. In Turin, Andrea was rejected (and changed to Emma) as it's a boy's name in Italy. Dalmata has also been rejected, as it means Dalmatian.

3) Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (Sweden)
No, we didn't fall asleep on the keyboard. That is an actual name a Swedish couple tried to inflict on their son back in 1996. Apparently the name is pronounced 'Albin' (we're not sure how), and the parents chose it as a protest against Sweden's admittedly strict naming laws. Tax authorities must give their blessing to both first and surnames before they can be used.

Has Sweden banned any other names? Oh yes. Some favourites include Metallica, IKEA, Veranda and Q. Google was OK though.

4) Gesher AKA 'Bridge' (Norway)
Back in 1998 those nasty Norwegians threw a woman in jail (admittedly for only two days) when she failed to pay a fine for giving her son an 'unapproved' name. Eccentric Kristi Larsen said she was instructed in a dream to name her son Gesher (Hebrew for 'Bridge'), but the court were having none of it. Kristi did have 13 children already though, so maybe she had just run out of ideas.

Has Norway banned any other names? Undoubtedly, though in recent times they have replaced their list of officially sanctioned names with a general ban on monikers featuring swearing, sex and illnesses.

5) Chow Tow AKA 'Smelly Head' (Malaysia)
Unlike many countries which are gradually relaxing name laws, Malaysian authorities have cracked down on unsuitable titles in recent years. In 2006 government killjoys published a list of undesirable names that weren't in keeping with the religious traditions of the country – such as Cantonese moniker Chow Tow – which means 'Smelly Head'.

Has Malaysia banned any other names? Lots more Chinese efforts such as Ah Chwar ('Snake'), Khiow Khoo ('Hunchback'), Sor Chai ('Insane'). Malays should also steer clear of Woti, which means 'Sexual Intercourse'.

6) @ (China)
With more than a billion fellow countrymen, finding a unique name in China is difficult. Perhaps that's why one couple called their baby the '@' symbol – in Chinese characters it apparently looks a bit like 'love him'. Bless. Unsurprisingly, however, the authorities were less sentimental and publicised the moniker as an example of citizens bringing bizarre names into the Chinese language.

Has China banned any other names? The police have control over all names given to children because they issue identity cards, but details of rejections are not widely circulated.

7) Miatt (Germany)
Country living up to stereotype alert! Surprise, surprise the Germans are somewhat officious when it comes to baby naming laws. Regulation-loving Deutschland has an entire department (the Standesamt) which decides if names are suitable. Miatt was rejected because it didn't clearly show whether the child was a boy or a girl, but sometimes the decisions are somewhat arbitrary...

Has Germany banned any other names? The likes of Stompie, Woodstock and Grammophon were turned down, whereas the similarly strange Speedy, Lafayette and Jazz were allowed.

8) Anus (Denmark)
What is it about Scandinavian countries and name laws? The Danes are even tougher than the Swedes in this regard, with parents given 7,000-odd names to choose from by the government. Special permission is needed to deviate from the list, with ethnic names, odd spellings and even compound surnames forbidden. Luckily for him (we assume it's a 'he'), Anus was one of 250-odd names rejected each year.

Has Denmark banned any other names? Well, Pluto and Monkey had lucky escapes...

9) Ovnis (Portugal)
Before naming your child in Portugal, best consult this mammoth, 80-page government doc (and have it translated to English) that tells you which names you can and can't use. It's pretty strict (and random) – Tomαs is OK but Tom isn't – and celebs can forget about the likes of Apple and Brooklyn, which aren't even on the banned list. Essex girls rejoice, however – Mercedes is allowed!

Has Portugal banned any other names? There are more than 2,000 names on the reject list, including Ovnis - Portuguese for UFO.

10) Akuma AKA Devil (Japan)
Here's a name the Pope definitely wouldn't approve of. In 1993 a Japanese parent called his son Akuma (which literally means Devil). The authorities decided this was an abuse of the parent's rights to decide a child's name and a lengthy court battle ensued. Eventually the father backed down and junior got a new, less demonic name.

Has Japan banned any other names? Lots. Names must use one of the 2,232 'name kanji' characters decided by the government.

Diamondjimi
01-13-2011, 11:49 PM
11) GAR (American)
Meaning worthless, cock-slobbering troll. Along with the name, authorities should seek the elimination of his seed.

sadaist
01-13-2011, 11:50 PM
Back in the early 90's I did a short stint as a bank teller. One customers legal name was "Superlove". One word. Had it on their checks, credit cards, bank accounts, everything. Weird people.

Diamondjimi
01-13-2011, 11:52 PM
McLovin?
http://www.hawaiiweblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/mclovin.thumbnail.jpg
:biggrin:

ashstralia
01-14-2011, 12:04 AM
there's a cult around here that gives all their followers weird/stupid names. eg; funny absoluto, emerald astroturf, lightly tossing sunlight, hellward heavenward. i kid you not. i reckon it's child abuse to saddle a kid with such bullshit.

edit; 'talula does the hula from hawaii' sounds suspiciously like one of theirs.

Little Texan
01-14-2011, 12:24 AM
Sarah Palin's children's names would also be on the banned list in most of those countries. Track, Trig, Bristol, Willow, and Piper?

ashstralia
01-14-2011, 12:26 AM
she shoulda called one of them 'van' :)

sadaist
01-14-2011, 12:59 AM
she shoulda called one of them 'van' :)


Isn't one of their middle names Van? I swear I read that somewhere. Or did I just read it when I typed it?

Hardrock69
01-14-2011, 08:47 PM
That's where they were conceived....while listening to the Starlight Vocal Band.....

ThrillsNSpills
01-14-2011, 08:51 PM
That's where they were conceived....while listening to the Starlight Vocal Band.....

That kid was named Nooner

Dan
01-15-2011, 01:04 AM
Only In New Zealand.:D

1) Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii (New Zealand)
New Zealand law bans names which could cause offence to a 'reasonable' person. Good thing too - the country is a stupid name hotspot. We found a couple from the islands who tried and failed to call their son '4Real', but nothing beats the ridiculous moniker above. It belonged to a 9-year-old girl before a judge had her renamed during a custody battle. 'It makes a fool of the child,' he said. It certainly made application forms a pain in the butt.

Has New Zealand banned any other names? Oh yes. The judge listed some that were also blocked: Fish and Chips (twins), Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit. Number 16 Bus Shelter and Violence were allowed.

fifth element
01-15-2011, 05:08 PM
lol...looking at the ones allowed and disallowed, I have to think that, at least if they are going to ban stupid names, they could ban ALL stupid names.....ok...most?

some of the ones that "slipped by" are pretty bad.....

wth are parents thinking of when they do shit like that to thier offspring?

Little Texan
01-15-2011, 05:23 PM
My oldest brother told me about these kids he went to school with that had the last name of Bean. There were like four siblings, and their names were Pinto, Lima, Jelly, and I can't remember the other one's name, but you get the idea. Last I heard, Lima was a drug addict that finally ended up committing suicide. Those parents should have been shot for giving their kids names like that.

fifth element
01-15-2011, 05:29 PM
My oldest brother told me about these kids he went to school with that had the last name of Bean. There were like four siblings, and their names were Pinto, Lima, Jelly, and I can't remember the other one's name, but you get the idea. Last I heard, Lima was a drug addict that finally ended up committing suicide. Those parents should have been shot for giving their kids names like that.

yeppp....funny thing is...the parents usually think it's CUTEEEE

Hardrock69
01-16-2011, 02:34 AM
Of course I have always wondered at Frank Zappa's choice of names for his kids. Moon Unit.....Dweezil? I mean come ON.
If these parents had any inkling what their children would have to go through, they would have named them John or Mary or whatever vanilla names that would not cause them any ridicule.

Really cannot knock countries who have laws against silly names. You want to name your kids Kung and Fu? Make sure they are the four-legged variety of kids (dogs or cats). They don't mind.

ashstralia
01-16-2011, 02:39 AM
ol' frankie had a loooong history of anti establishment sentiment though, hr... i forgive him. and dweezil turned out cool. :)

fifth element
01-16-2011, 05:11 AM
Of course I have always wondered at Frank Zappa's choice of names for his kids. Moon Unit.....Dweezil? I mean come ON.
If these parents had any inkling what their children would have to go through, they would have named them John or Mary or whatever vanilla names that would not cause them any ridicule.

Really cannot knock countries who have laws against silly names. You want to name your kids Kung and Fu? Make sure they are the four-legged variety of kids (dogs or cats). They don't mind.

I'm w/ you on this one....
Think of your kids and what THEY will have to deal with before saddling them w/ any cutesy, star-studded, or just plain idiotic name that you HAPPEN to think is "cool"

if you absolutely HAVE to use those names....buy a couple of goldfish......

Hardrock69
01-17-2011, 02:32 AM
Despite my wondering about Frank naming his kids what he did, I can surely forgive him for all the reasons mentioned.

Moon Unit grew up to be sorta hot anyway.

Nitro Express
01-17-2011, 03:20 AM
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Moon Unit grew up to be sorta hot anyway.

Now what's in Encino is Mexicans and the valley is a dirty dump. Man how things decline in only 25 short years. The days of the malls full of stuck up, upper middle class girls are long gone.

diamondsgirl
01-18-2011, 11:58 AM
I once carded a woman (could have been a tranny) whose name was "Banana Bananas". I saw her drivers license myself or I would not have believed it. She was listed as female on the license, but, I don't think she was born that way. Her height, was 6'1". Yeah.

diamondsgirl
01-18-2011, 11:59 AM
I also met a woman named Shebubba. I am guessing she was named after her dad, Bubba.

fifth element
01-18-2011, 09:16 PM
I once carded a woman (could have been a tranny) whose name was "Banana Bananas". I saw her drivers license myself or I would not have believed it. She was listed as female on the license, but, I don't think she was born that way. Her height, was 6'1". Yeah.

have 3 sisters.....5'8" 5'11" and 6' even
I'm used to having tall women around....women.

i'm considered "short" at 5'5"

(then again....my brother tops 6'8"....lol)