Banned baby names in New Zealand | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
Placebeaux
LSU Fan
One man's LOL is another man's WTF
Member since Jun 2008
24461 posts

Banned baby names in New Zealand


LINK

quote:

As reported by the Daily Telegraph, the list of 77 names shows that the parents of one child wanted to call it 'Anal'


Other names on the list included "4Real", "V8", and "Queen Victoria".

In some cases, parents appeared to have lost any inspiration for coming up with a moniker for their offspring, wanting to call the latest addition to the family simply "2nd", "3rd" or "5th".

The department's rules forbid any name that might imply a child holds an official title or rank, so "King", "Duke" and "Princess" were among those that had been turned down most since 2001.

"Justice" was the most popular, having been rejected 62 times, although "Justus" and "Juztice" also failed to gain official approval.

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".

At the time, judge Rob Murfitt criticised parents who gave their children bizarre names, citing examples such as "Number 16 Bus Shelter", "Midnight Chardonnay" and twins called "Benson" and "Hedges".

quote:

Other suggested names on the list included 'Lucifer', 'Mafia No Fear' and 'Queen Victoria'



This post was edited on 5/2 at 8:30 am



Back to top
Share:
Topwater Trout
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Oct 2010
36047 posts
 Online 

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


quote:

parents of one child wanted to call it 'Anal'


my mom called me an arse quite a bit






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Scruffy
USA Fan
Member since Jul 2011
30258 posts
 Online 

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


Well, it seems like we don't have a monopoly on stupid people.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
GeauxTigerTM
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2006
11627 posts
 Online 

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


quote:

Banned baby names in New Zealand


Yeah...those names suck, but isn't the real story that authorities can tell you what you can and cannot name your baby in New Zealand?






Back to top
HeadSlash
Army Fan
TEAM LIVE BADASS
Member since Aug 2006
30214 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


quote:

but isn't the real story that authorities can tell you what you can and cannot name your baby in New Zealand?










Back to top
GeauxTigerTM
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2006
11627 posts
 Online 

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


quote:

HeadSlash


What? Regardless of what could be argued as good intentions, doesn't that seem crazy?

Take the Lucifer example. That's a freakin' angel's name. In New Zealand the government can tell you that you can;t name your kid after an angel...because some people may be offended or scared of the name?

Dunno'...seems like a fairly big intrusion on parental rights if you ask me.

That being said...New Zealand sure is pretty.







Back to top
Tuscaloosa
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2011
5332 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


Remdinds me of this dude on the O-T who wanted to name is girl "Analy"

LINK






Back to top
Placebeaux
LSU Fan
One man's LOL is another man's WTF
Member since Jun 2008
24461 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand








Back to top
  Replies (0)
TigerFred
LSU Fan
Feeding hamsters
Member since Aug 2003
19103 posts
 Online 

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


quote:

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".


What does hell is wrong with the parents






Back to top
  Replies (0)
When in Rome
USA Fan
Telegraph Road
Member since Jan 2011
25969 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


quote:

In some cases, parents appeared to have lost any inspiration for coming up with a moniker for their offspring, wanting to call the latest addition to the family simply "2nd", "3rd" or "5th".






Back to top
Dorothy
LSU Fan
Munchkinland
Member since Oct 2008
15095 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


quote:

In some cases, parents appeared to have lost any inspiration for coming up with a moniker for their offspring, wanting to call the latest addition to the family simply "2nd", "3rd" or "5th".


Didn't George Foreman do something like this? George Jr, George III, George IV, George V, and George VI.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Kankles
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Dec 2012
2119 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


I wonder how many La-as there are in New Zealand





Back to top
Epic Cajun
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Feb 2013
4254 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


I can definitely get behind this. We need someone to rule on stupid names here in America.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
TheFolker
Kentucky Fan
Member since Aug 2011
2904 posts
 Online 

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


Benson & Hedges lol





Back to top
AbitaFan08
LSU Fan
Boston, MA
Member since Apr 2008
4021 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand








Back to top
  Replies (0)
Jibbajabba
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since May 2011
1390 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


I typically support fewer government intrusions but strangely enough, I support this. I feel as though this is not the government sticking its nose in their business, as much as it is the government restricting stupidity. I support common sense. Always have, always will. Even if it is required by the government lol.




Eta:

quote:

Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii


Proves parents were not mature enough for children. Kid should be given to a responsible adult couple trying to adopt.



This post was edited on 5/2 at 9:35 am


Back to top
F machine
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jun 2009
11885 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


quote:

What? Regardless of what could be argued as good intentions, doesn't that seem crazy?

Take the Lucifer example. That's a freakin' angel's name. In New Zealand the government can tell you that you can;t name your kid after an angel...because some people may be offended or scared of the name?


I get what you're saying, and I don't even really disagree with it. But doesn't the child have a right to not look like a moron because the parents named him/her something ridiculous?






Back to top
Placebeaux
LSU Fan
One man's LOL is another man's WTF
Member since Jun 2008
24461 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


quote:

typically support fewer government intrusions but strangely enough, I support this. I feel as though this is not the government sticking its nose in their business, as much as it is the government restricting stupidity. I support common sense. Always have, always will. Even if it is required by the government


I go the different direction. I say let people name their children whatever they want. Easier to pick out the crazies that way.

"Hey girl, whats your name?"
"Number 16 Bus Shelter, whats yours?"
"Nevermind"






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Sophandros
Tulane Fan
Victoria Concordia Crescit
Member since Feb 2005
45154 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


Looking in the comment section, there must be a shite load of La-as here in the US... or everyone has the same aunt/mom/friend who taught this one girl.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
Porter Osborne Jr
Georgia Fan
ITP
Member since Sep 2012
10789 posts

re: Banned baby names in New Zealand


quote:

But doesn't the child have a right to not look like a moron because the parents named him/her something ridiculous?


Odds are the kid is going to be just as dumb as the parents. We're just able to tell it at an earlier age






Back to top
  Replies (0)


Back to top