At the start of 2011, the Pope declared war on parents naming babies after celebrities, fruit or popular sports cars. In an address to parents, the ever-progressive pontiff pleaded with worshipers that when thinking of baby names, they should 'give your children names that are in the Christian calendar'. So Apple, Brooklyn and Ferrari are out, Francisco and Giulia are in. (hmm sound familiar,history repeating its self. sure that was why my grandad had to be Christened John instead of Jack, that he was known as )
But Benedict's not the only authority figure to stamp down on one of the sillier by products of celebrity culture. Various baby names have all been banned around the world for reasons of taste, decency or just plain daftness. So without further ado, we present out list of the top illegal baby names.
Top ten Illegal baby names:
In New Zealand this name is banned, The law bans names which could cause offense to a 'reasonable' person.also were banned were Fish and Chips (twins), Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit.But allowed (why)Number 16 Bus Shelter and Violence. EHHH?
In Italy the Courts can step in 'when the child's name is likely to limit social interaction and create insecurity'. In Turin, Andrea was rejected (and changed to Emma) as it's a boy's name in Italy. Dalmata has also been rejected, as it means Dalmatian.
Im not joking with this one either sorry to say..
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In Sweden thankfully parents rights were taken away and this kid did not have to suffer this.. can you imagine trying to spell your name out when your at Pre school!
But the y have also banned Metallica, IKEA, Veranda and Q but Google is ok
In Norway They threw a woman in jail for 2 days when she failed to pay a fine for giving her son an 'unapproved' name.also not allowed is names with a general ban on monikers featuring swearing, sex and illnesses.Damn there goes my idea of Chlamydia
Chow Tow ( though in translation does mean smelly head)
In Malaysia the authorities have cracked down on unsuitable titles in recent years if they weren't in keeping with the religious traditions of the country. Also not allowed is Ah Chwar ('Snake'), Khiow Khoo ('Hunchback'), Sor Chai ('Insane'). Malays should also steer clear of Woti, which means 'Sexual Intercourse'
@ seriously, though pretty cool if you were in rush
In China though not surprising finding a unusual name with With more than a billion fellow countrymen,is why one couple called their baby the '@' symbol – in Chinese characters it apparently looks a bit like 'love him'. Bless.The police have control over all names given to children because they issue identity cards, but details of rejections are not widely circulated.
In Germany the Germans are somewhat officious when it comes to baby naming laws. NO surprise there then..Also are banned are likes of Stompie, Woodstock and Grammophon were turned down, whereas the similarly strange Speedy, Lafayette and Jazz were allowed.
In Denmark parents given 7,000-odd names to choose from by the government. Special permission is needed to deviate from the list, with ethnic names, odd spellings and even compound surnames forbidden.Also banned Pluto and Monkey had lucky escapes...
In Portugal Before naming your child best consult the 80 page government document (and have it translated to English) that tells you which names you can and can't use. It's pretty strict (and random) – Tomás is OK but Tom isn't – and celebs can forget about the likes of Apple and Brooklyn, which aren't even on the banned list. Essex girls rejoice, however – Mercedes is allowed!
In Japan Here's a name the Pope definitely wouldn't approve of. In 1993 a Japanese parent called his son Akuma (which literally means Devil).
Also banned is Names must use one of the 2,232 'name kanji' characters decided by the government.