“ a Name represents identity, a deep feeling and hold tremendous significance to its owner”
Naming a baby is not easy and although I have always felt that each parent is entitled to raise their child as they see fit (within child safety and protections laws and regulations), I must admit that I do think these parents might need a little guidance concerning names.
From what I could gather South Africa has no “banned name” list and parents are free to name their children what ever they like. We would love to hear from someone who has more information about naming laws in South Africa , so please feel free to leave a comment.
Carmién Kiddies present:
BANNED BABY NAMES
Here are our top 10 banned baby names. Hope you are having a good laugh and please don’t name your baby any of these .
Ps. If you are sensitive reader please do not continue to read this post. Names arranged in no particular order.
“A Chinese couple tried to name their child Wang @. The sybmol in Chinese is pronounced “ai-ta”, which is similar to 爱他, literally “love him”. The Mirror
2. Adolf Hitler
Named after the dictator Adolf Hitler. Source: www.mirror.co.uk
This name is banned in Sonoro, Mexico. It remains unknown why parents would want to name their child Circumcision…
Swedish parents protested against the strict naming laws in Sweden. Pronounced Albin.
a French couple wanted to name their baby Nutella after the delicious chocolate spread. “One French judge wasn’t having it, and insisted that the name could only lead to “mockery and disobliging remarks.” It was ruled that the child’s named be shortened to the considerably more conventional-sounding “Ella”. Mentalfloss
“ New Zealand has no time for anyone’s bizarre baby-naming shenanigans. Parents have to get all potential names approved by the government, and if officials deem something too wacky, it gets added to the ever-growing list of banned names. There were many questionable entries on the list they released in 2013, “Anal” being a particularly horrifying offender.” Mentalfloss
7. SEX FRUIT
Thank goodness the New Zealand government stepped in and banned this name.
8. OSAMA BIN LADEN
“ a Turkish couple living in Cologne, Germany, felt inspired to name their child after Osama Bin Laden. German officials shot down the name, citing the section of their naming guidelines that states that all names “must not be likely to lead to humiliation.” What’s more, German law prohibits foreign names that are illegal in the parents’ home country, and this particular moniker is illegal in Turkey.” Mentalfloss
“According to the Huffington post this is among the baby names rejected by New Zealand’s department of internal affairs. Disappointed parents wishing to christen their offspring with numbers (89), letters (J, I, T) and punctuation marks (*) were also given short shrift.” Huffinton Post
10. Fish and Chips (twins)
These very creative parents wanted to name their babies Fish and Chips. Cite if they are tiny and always together…not so cute if they are mature individuals living separate lives…
Other name that did not make our Top 10 list:
and . (Full Stop)
“ Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language”