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article imageNew Zealand bans bizarre baby names

New Zealand's Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages has brought out a list of 102 banned baby names that are too unconventional.
The list of weird names for kids that are banned includes Baron, Bishop, Duke, General, Judge, Justice, King, Knight and Mr. for being too similar to titles. Request for one-letter names C,D,I and T, as well as the names 89 and 4Real were also rejected. Slashes and asterisks within names are also not allowed. The latest addition to this list of banned baby names are Lucifer and Adolf Hitler.
In the past, the agency had grabbed headlines for approving names such us Violence and Number 16 Bus Shelter. In 2009, a nine-year old girl named Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii had to approach the court to get her name changed. In the Judgement, Family Court Judge Rob Murfitt had warned that giving such weird names could traumatize children.
It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap.
However, New Zealand is not the only country to have ban on strange names. In Sweden, name choices are subject to a naming law. In the past, it has rejected bizarre names such as Superman, Metallica , Elvis Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (pronounced Albin) etc.
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