Rejected Baby Names

Do you have a rather common name? One that you hear everywhere? Well you should be grateful! Some parents have been going a little overboard on trying to give their child a unique name, which had led to New Zealand government ‘banning’ some of the chosen names.

Internal affairs rejected over 60 names last year which were deemed offensive or too bizarre. Amongst the names rejected was “Special Constable”, “Mr”, “Lucifer”, “Queen”, “Bishop”, “Major” “Royal-Rule”, “3rd” and 5 sets of parents were also stopped from naming their child “/”.

The department has also announced its new rules which will not allow families to name children anything that held ‘title or rank’ banning “Princess”, “Prince”, “Duke”, and “Majesty” and will also refuse any name containing a swear word or a name with religious connection such as “Christ”.

Numbers and symbols that cannot be pronounced will also be rejected along with names containing more than 99 letters.

What do you think? Should parents have the right to name their kids whatever they want or do you agree that certain names should be rejected for the sake of the child?

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Jaime
Jaime
3 years ago

WOW some of those names are crazy. I wouldn’t want any of those names!!! Good job on banning them!!

Rizzy Jade
Rizzy Jade
3 years ago

Who would name their kids ‘Mr’ or ‘Bishop’??

jackson
jackson
3 years ago

I am glad my mum did not do that to me

Jamesy
Jamesy
3 years ago

Funny I mean very funny and some of those names are crazy funny

A Person
A Person
3 years ago

wow. what a lot of joy and surprise!

Finnypig
Finnypig
3 years ago

I would name my dog “Mr” Not my child!

Killerwhale6971
Killerwhale6971
3 years ago

People name their kid /?

Major
Major
3 years ago

Wow that some weird names lucky me

Pink Cookies Forever
Pink Cookies Forever
3 years ago

I think that they can name them anything, it IS their baby!!! Only I’m not so sure about the swear words……

Cyril
Cyril
3 years ago

Why Do they even do that??? Just To Get a unique name???

shannon
shannon
3 years ago

i think the goverment should let the parents name their own child’s names

Amy
Amy
3 years ago

those are some weird names

Eli
Eli
3 years ago

who would want to call their child that!

1012
1012
3 years ago

those are some bad names.

Girl
Girl
3 years ago

People always say and spell my name wrong

A human
A human
3 years ago

Wow naming their baby Lucifer really!!

NAME
NAME
3 years ago

These names are completely weird

MY NAME IS JEFF
MY NAME IS JEFF
3 years ago

I think parents should have the right to name their chlid what they want because after all its their child it not internal affairs’

efa
efa
3 years ago

this is funny but it is good they are banning naughty names

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

This is really weird why would you ban names and why would you call your child “/”???

Aidan
Aidan
3 years ago

i will name my kid john or crystel

IronFin
IronFin
3 years ago

somebody named their kid qwerty

lexi
lexi
3 years ago

I agree that those names should be baned it would be horrible for children if they had not been baned

Abbie
Abbie
3 years ago

I think that those names should be banned. What will happen to their child as they grow up if parents do give their children names like that!

Addi
Addi
3 years ago

I have never heard of these this is crazy

sofia the first
sofia the first
3 years ago

i think that the parents should be able to name their kids what the want its not the governments baby is it?

jaden yeng
jaden yeng
3 years ago

good idea to ban idiodc names people get bullied over there names

J.L
J.L
3 years ago

I think parents should be allowed to name their kids anything!

Except swear words.

Briar
Briar
3 years ago

Wow those are some crazy names

Briar
Briar
3 years ago

I fell sad for those baby’s.

Bishop
Bishop
3 years ago

Wow I’m lucky I got named before this ban cam out

Royal-Rule
Royal-Rule
3 years ago

I like my name I’m so glad my parents named my before this ban came out

Royal-Rule
Royal-Rule
3 years ago

I like my name I’m so glad my parents named me this before the ban

bubblebrains
bubblebrains
3 years ago

those are such weird names

wow
wow
3 years ago

who would want to name their child/children those names? i would not want a name like that!!

colepearce
colepearce
3 years ago

These names are horrible!
Who would name their kid that?

Emma
Emma
3 years ago

I personally think that we should be allowed to name children Princess, Prince, Duke, and maybe Majesty, but religious would offend some people, but we DEFINITELY shouldn’t name a child a swear word, that would be awful :O

jade
jade
3 years ago

those are weird names

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