10 Illegal Baby Names

Did you not get approval for your the names you used for your children? Just a perk of living in America. In many countries the country has the right to refuse the use of names for children. Most of the rules are to try an protect the child. Just a downside to America we get celebrities naming their kids “Moxie Crimefighter” and other odd names. Here are 10 names from different countries that were not allowed.

1) Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii (New Zealand)

That is a name not a sentence. Well it is a sentence, but it was supposed to be a name. New Zealand law bans names which could cause offense to a ‘reasonable’ person. So this sentence falls under this category, the bad part is this name lasted 9 years of the girls life, until a judge forced a change during a custody battle.

Other New Zealand Names Turned Down: Fish and Chips (Twins), Yeah Detroit, Sex Fruit.
Names Allowed: Number 16 Bus Shelter and Violence

2) Venerdi (Translates to Friday) (Italy)

In 2008 courts banned parents from naming their kid Venerdi (Friday).  A judge believed the name, taken from ‘Robinson Crusoe’, would cause mockery for the boy.  The parents threatened to use the name Mercoledi (Wednesday) for their next child.

Other Italy Names Turned Down: Andrea (changed to Emma because Andrea is a boys name in Italy), Dalmata (means Dalmation)

3) Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (Sweden)

This is pronounced ‘Albin’, obviously, and was rejected back in 1996.  The parents tried to pass the name as a protest to the extremely strict naming laws in Sweden.  Tax authorities must give their blessing for both first and surnames before they can be used.

Other Swedish Names Turned Down: Metallica, IKEA, Veranda and Q.

Swedish Names Allowed: Google


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