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Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:52 PM

Brits can name their children just about anything...

Britain has among the most liberal laws on naming children in the world – with no specific
names prohibited, according to the General Register Office.

If you want to call your child ‘A’ or ‘B’, for instance, that’s completely OK in the UK –
and there is no law prohibiting even ‘objectionable’ names.

This might explain why there are people called Mary Christmas and Stan Still in the UK – as
revealed by TheBabyWebsite in 2009.
But other countries have specific laws on what you can and can’t call children – mostly
inspired by crazy parents who actually tried to call their kids names like ‘Lucifer’.

Monkey
Danish authorities revealed that parents had tried to call a child ‘Monkey’ – but the name
was rejected, as the country has a list of 7,000 ‘acceptable’ names which parents can choose from.

Lucifer
Lucifer was among 77 baby names rejected by New Zealand’s department of internal affairs –
along with Christ and Messiah.

Another child was saved from being called ‘Mafia No Fear’.

Nutella
French parents tried to call their child ‘Nutella’ – but a judge in Valenciennes ruled
that they couldn’t as ‘it is the trade name of a spread’.

Robocop
Mexican state Sonora banned a long list of names – basing the ban on names already found
on the newborn register, including Robocop, Burger King and Scrotum.

Superman
Not one but two people are called Superman in Venezuela – leading the country’s National
Electoral Council to draft a bill in 2007 which banned names which exposed children to ‘ridicule’.

Osama bin Laden
This delightful name was picked by a Turkish couple in 2002, who were attempting to register a birth in Germany.
It was ruled illegal under a German law which says that names must not be offensive or ridicule the child.

Metallica
In 2007, a Swedish couple, Michael and Karolina Tomaro fought a legal battle to name their child ‘Metallica’.
Tax officials initially denied the parents a passport, but the objection was later withdrawn.

Fish and Chips
New Zealand officials stepped in to stop parents naming their twins ‘Fish’ and ‘Chips’ –
although, oddly, they allowed a child to be called, ‘’Number 16 Bus Shelter’.

Smelly Head
In 2006, the Malaysian government banned the name ‘Chow Tow’ – which translates as ‘Smelly Head'
Other banned names included Sor Chai (Insane), Khiow (Hunchback) and Ah Chwar (Snake).

Renaud, Megane
A French court ruled that a girl could not be called Megane Renaud as it was too similar to the name of the car.


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Posted 24 November 2016 - 12:27 AM

Countries that admit moronic parents call ther kids with morinoc names, should have FAST procedures por therir childeren rename themseved once they are conscious about it


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