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The banned baby names thread.

Postby Caronis Tarrenarm » March 15th, 2017, 1:17 am

Having a baby? Want to give him/her an unusual or unique name? Think carefully. There are many countries that have very strict laws regarding what parents can name their children. Shown below is a list of banned baby names and the countries in which they're banned. Believe it or not, some parents have tried to give their kids these names.

Fraise, meaning "Strawberry" (banned in France).
Cyanide (banned in Wales).
Viking (banned in Portugal).
Binyameen (banned in Saudi Arabia).
Gesher, meaning "Bridge" in Hebrew (banned in Norway). A Norwegian mother gave her son this name and ended up in jail for a few days for refusing to pay a $420 fine for using an unapproved name.
Anzac (banned in Australia).
Akuma, meaning "Devil" (banned in Japan).
Circumcision (banned in Mexico).
Facebook (banned in Mexico).
Hitler (banned in New Zealand and Germany).
Martian (banned in New Zealand and Malaysia).
Panties (banned in New Zealand).
Pieandsauce (banned in Australia).
4Real (banned in New Zealand).
Scrotum (banned in Mexico and Australia). What parent in their right mind would name their child Scrotum?!
Sex Fruit (banned in New Zealand).
Spinach (banned in New Zealand).
Burger King (banned in Australia).
Caesarean (banned in New Zealand).
Chow Tow, meaning "Smelly Head" (banned in New Zealand and Malaysia).
Ikea (banned in Sweden and Australia).
Nutella (banned in France).
Rogue (banned in New Zealand).
Traffic (banned in Mexico).

Here's a few more outlandish (and thankfully banned) names. A couple from New Zealand wanted to name their twins "Fish" and "Chips" whilst a Dutch couple once tried to name their child after a certain hole in your bottom.

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Re: The banned baby names thread.

Postby Graciepick » March 15th, 2017, 1:19 pm

Also did you know the name Zoe is banned in Iceland, pretty interesting

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Re: The banned baby names thread.

Postby Caronis Tarrenarm » March 15th, 2017, 5:31 pm

The name Hermione is banned in Mexico and a few years ago there was an infamous baby-naming incident when a New Zealand couple named their daughter "Tallulah Does The Hula From Hawaii". No surprise, the poor kid found this name very embarrassing. Fortunately, she was able to get her name changed.

One more thing: If you live in Saudi Arabia, don't even think of naming your daughter "Linda", "Elaine", "Laura", "Sandy", "Alice" or "Lauren". All these names are banned.
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Re: The banned baby names thread.

Postby Bren » March 16th, 2017, 4:59 am

Odd how even normal sounding names are banned.
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Re: The banned baby names thread.

Postby Caronis Tarrenarm » March 16th, 2017, 5:38 pm

Some boys names, including Benjamin, are also banned. According to the Saudi Arabian Government, the banned names were deemed either blasphemous, non-Arabic, non-Islamic or contradictory to Saudi Arabian culture. In Germany, names must be gender-specific. Believe it or not, a Turkish couple living in Germany once tried to name their son Osama bin Laden.
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Re: The banned baby names thread.

Postby Caronis Tarrenarm » March 17th, 2017, 12:52 am

In no particular order, here's a list of normal-sounding names that are banned in Portugal: Kathleen, Heidi, Claude, Charlotte, Jimmy, Mary Ann, Ashley, Logan, Jenny, Aidan, Rihanna, Bruce and Douglas.
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Re: The banned baby names thread.

Postby Graciepick » March 17th, 2017, 4:06 pm

Wow it is so weird. Sometimes if the names have letters in them that aren't in their language they ban the names for that/
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Re: The banned baby names thread.

Postby Caronis Tarrenarm » March 17th, 2017, 5:51 pm

Icelandic citizens can't give their children names that start with or contain the letters "Q", "C" or "W" because these letters aren't in the Icelandic alphabet.
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Re: The banned baby names thread.

Postby Graciepick » March 23rd, 2017, 2:32 pm

:P wow!

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Re: The banned baby names thread.

Postby Caronis Tarrenarm » March 25th, 2017, 6:34 am

In Malaysia it's illegal for parents to name their kids after animals, colours, fruits and vegetables.
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