New Zealand bans bizzare baby names

Officials release list of rejected baby names including 4Real, Juztice and Lucifer


New Zealand officials have released a list of baby names suggested by parents that have been rejected because they were too bizarre or offensive, including “Lucifer” and “Mafia No Fear”.


The list of 77 names reveals one child was set to be called “.” or full stop before the Department of Internal Affairs vetoed the proposal, reports The Telegraph.

Other wacky names on the list included “4Real”, “V8”, and “Queen Victoria”.

The department also forbids the use of any moniker that might imply a child holds an official title or rank, so “King”, “Duke” and “Princess” were among those that had been turned down most.

They also revealed the name “Justice” has been rejected 62 times, and alternative spellings “Justus” and “Juztice” also failed to be granted approval.

New Zealand’s family court have been battling bizzare baby names for years. Back in 2008 they ordered that a nine-year-old girl should have her name changed after her parents called her “Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii”. 

At the time, the judge criticised parents who gave their children wacky names, quoting examples such as “Number 16 Bus Shelter”, “Midnight Chardonnay” and twins called “Benson” and “Hedges”.

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