1) Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii (New Zealand)
New Zealand law bans names which could cause offence to a ‘reasonable’ The judge listed some that were also blocked: Fish and Chips (twins), Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit. Number 16 Bus Shelter and Violence were allowed.
2) Venerdi AKA ‘Friday’ (Italy)
Maybe this is what the Pope was talking about. Back in 2008 a court banned an Italian couple from calling their child Venerdi (translation: Friday). The judges reckoned the name – taken from ‘Robinson Crusoe’ – would expose the boy to ‘mockery’ and was associated with ‘subservience and insecurity’.
3) Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (Sweden)
That is an actual name a Swedish couple tried to inflict on their son back in 1996.Im told the name is pronounced ‘Albin’ and the parents chose it as a protest against Sweden’s admittedly strict naming laws. Tax authorities must give their blessing to both first and surnames before they can be used.
Has Sweden banned any other names? Oh yes. Some favourites include Metallica, IKEA, Veranda and Q. Google OK though.
4 Gusher AKA ‘Bridge’ (Norway)
Back in 1998 those nasty Norwegians threw a woman in jail (admittedly for only two days) when she failed to pay a fine for giving her son an ‘unapproved’ name. Norway has banned featuring swearing, sex and illnesses.
5) Chow Tow AKA ‘Smelly Head’ (Malaysia)
many countries have gradually relaxing name laws, Malaysian authorities have cracked down in recent years. In 2006 government they published a list of banded names that weren’t in keeping with the traditions of the country – such as Cantonese moniker Chow Tow – which means ‘Smelly Head’.
Malaysia banned any other names? Lots more Chinese efforts such as Ah Chwar (‘Snake’), Khiow Khoo (‘Hunchback’), Sor Chai (‘Insane’). Malays should also steer clear of Woti, which means ‘Sexual Intercourse because of course that has nothing to do with a baby.
6) @ (China)
Wmore than a billion fellow countrymen, finding a unique name in China is difficult. Maybe it explains why parents called their baby ‘@’ symbol – in Chinese characters it apparently looks a bit like ‘love him’. Aw aw. however the authorities were less sentimental and publicised the moniker as an example of citizens bringing bizarre names into theChinese language. What if they just called him at would that be banned I wonder.
China has banned many other names? The police have control over all names but I could not find a list was just told by person who lived there that some are banded one she knew of was a second born child called second born.
7) Miatt Germany
Germany has an entire department which decides if names are suitable. Miatt was rejected because it didn’t clearly show whether the child was a boy or a girl, but so
Has Germany banned any other names? The likes of Stompie, Woodstock and Grammophon were turned down, whereas the similarly strange Speedy, Lafayette and Jazz were
8) Anus (Denmark)
The Denmark is tougher then sweden in this regard, with parents given 7,000-odd names to choose from by the government.permission is needed to deviate from the list, with ethnic names, odd spellings and even compound surnames forbidden. Luckily for him (we assume it’s a ‘he’), Anus was one of 250-odd names rejected each year.
Denmark banned has other names?Pluto and Monkey had lucky escapes
9) Ovnis (Portugal)
Before naming your child in Portugal, best consult the mammoth, 80-page government rules (and have it translated to English) that tells you which names you can and can’t use. It’s strict even down to which variations – 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.
There are more than 2,000 names on the banded list, including Ovnis – Portuguese for UFO.
10) Akuma AKA Devil (Japan)
in 1993 a Japanese parent called his son Akuma (which means Devil). The authorities decided this was an abuse of the parent’s rights to decide a child’s name and a lengthy court battle ensued.so I best not call my boys demands when there bad
We must use one of the 2,232 ‘name kanji’ characters decided by the government.Where
where do the best baby names come from?