Worst Baby Names Ever – Some So Bad They Got Banned

18 Dec

But it turns out there are some names
you CANNOT call your child.
Earlier this year, a mother from Powys,
in Wales, was banned from naming her
baby Cyanide by the Court of Appeal.
The court ruled that the “unusual”
choice might harm the child.
The mother, meanwhile, put forward an
argument suggesting it was a “lovely,
pretty name”.
There are plenty of other names which
have been banned over the years.
We have compiled some of them below:
Chow Tow
In 2006, the Malaysian government
released a list of banned names,
including Chow Tow – the translation for
which is roughly “smelly head”.
The document tightened up naming
laws after having trouble with
‘unsuitable’ names including Sor Chai
(Insane), Khiow (Hunchback) and Ah
Chwar (Snake).
Parents are also unable to name their
babies after fruit, vegetables, animals or
Malaysia’s National Registration
Department made the decision after
consulting with various religious bodies.
Although certain names are not allowed,
citizens do have the right of appeal.
Even though Denmark has a
government-issued list of about 7,000
names, one set of parents sought
permission to name their child Anus (To
be pronounced A-noose).
Anyone who wishes to deviate – even in
just spelling – needs special permission.
This has also seen the names Monkey
and Pluto vetoed.
Imagine the problems on Twitter this
child in China would have faced.
In China, the @ symbol is pronounced
“ai-ta” and the baby’s parents noted its
similarity to a phrase that means “love
The state of Sonora in Mexico released a
list of banned names following a trend of
silly applications – many of which were
refused for being “derogatory,
pejorative, discriminatory or lacking in
Cristina Ramírez and the civil registry
established Article 46 to protect
children from bullying at school.
Facebook is included on the list, but
might not be the most ridiculous on
there. Also included are Burger King,
Hitler, Robocop and Marciana – which
means Alien.
Lucifer was in a list of 77 banned names
released by the department of internal
affairs in New Zealand in May 2013.
Also banned were Mafia No Fear, Queen
Victoria and any name which implies a
child holds an official title or rank, such
as King or Princess.
Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii
Again in New Zealand, a young girl was
made a ward of court so she could
change the name she hated – Talula
Does The Hula From Hawaii – in 2008.
A judge said the name embarrassed the
nine-year-old and could expose her to
“She told people her name was K
because she feared being mocked and
teased,” the child’s lawyer, Colleen
MacLeod, told the court.
To be pronounced “Three.”
The California Court of Appeal in 1984
said this was a symbol, therefore could
not be used as a name.

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