A New Zealand judge is taking a stand against parents who give their children wacky names.
He made a 9-year-old girl named Talula Does The Hula From here.a ward of the court so her name could be changed. Other children’s names that’ve been blocked by the court include Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit. Yet, some names were permitted including Number 16 Bus Shelter and Violence. Read the article
Several countries have gone so far as to establish laws against parents saddling their children with embarrassing monikers. Malaysia, for example, has a list of forbidden baby names including Hitler and Smelly Dog. Read about other countries baby names rules here.
Hmm. Wonder what can be done about obnoxious baby naming contests? Such as the Orlando, Fla. radio station contest David Partin won after he pledged to name his son after local radio hosts to win a $100 gas card. Partin will collect the card in December, when his son is born, if he can produce a birth certificate proving the baby is named Dixon Willoughby Partin, after the hosts. Read about it here.
Suddenly, celebrity baby names like Apple, Suri and Pilot Inspektor don’t seem so bad.