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Rejected Baby Names

August 23, 2016

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

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Who would name their kids 'Mr' or 'Bishop'??

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those are weird names

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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

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5

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

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

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those are such weird names

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

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

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

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I fell sad for those baby's.

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Wow those are some crazy names

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

Except swear words.

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14

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

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

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16

I have never heard of these this is crazy

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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!

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

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somebody named their kid qwerty

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i will name my kid john or crystel

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

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

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

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24

These names are completely weird

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Wow naming their baby Lucifer really!!

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26

People always say and spell my name wrong

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27

those are some bad names.

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who would want to call their child that!

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those are some weird names

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

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

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Pink Cookies Forever

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

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Wow that some weird names lucky me

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People name their kid /?

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I would name my dog "Mr" Not my child!

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wow. what a lot of joy and surprise!

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37

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

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I am glad my mum did not do that to me