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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 09:43 AM
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New Zealand bans weird baby names ( Lucifer, Duke, Messiah and 89, etc)
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New Zealand bans weird baby names
Sorry, new parents in New Zealand, but weird baby names such as Lucifer, Duke, Messiah and 89 are not allowed.


Celebrities with a penchant for weird baby names (looking at you, David and Victoria Beckham) should avoid having kids in New Zealand.

The countrys Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages has been cracking down on parents who get too creative when naming their kids, Australias Herald Sun reports.

The list of weird names for kids that are banned by New Zealands names registrar has grown to include Lucifer, Duke, Messiah and 89.

Also not approved: Bishop, Baron, General, Judge, King, Knight and Mr., names that were all said to be too similar to titles.

The letters, C, D, I and T were also rejected as first names, the Herald Sun says.
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  -New Zealand bans weird baby names ( Lucifer, Duke, Messiah and 89, etc) The Straight Story  Jul-20-11 09:43 AM   #0 
  - What's wrong with Lucifer...he was a beautiful angel, according to biblical myth. nt  thereismore   Jul-20-11 09:46 AM   #1 
  - Not only that, it was probably used first to mean the 'morning star', ie Venus in the morning  muriel_volestrangler   Jul-20-11 10:19 AM   #8 
  - I knew it! SHE'S THE DEVIL!  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-20-11 10:40 AM   #11 
  - I call my sister's cat Lucifer all the time  tabbycat31   Jul-20-11 10:29 AM   #10 
  - That's stupid.  Atman   Jul-20-11 09:47 AM   #2 
  - France did that at one time. I remember hearing that they  MineralMan   Jul-20-11 09:53 AM   #3 
  - I dream of a day we have so few problems in this country that we could tackle baby names legislation  Shagbark Hickory   Jul-20-11 10:04 AM   #4 
  - 'Knight' is a strange one to ban; no-one is ever addressed as 'Knight'. It's 'Sir'  muriel_volestrangler   Jul-20-11 10:07 AM   #5 
  - What the hell right does ANY government have  liberalhistorian   Jul-20-11 10:07 AM   #6 
  - Because it issues birth certificates  muriel_volestrangler   Jul-20-11 10:23 AM   #9 
  - My grandfather's first name was Admiral  Bryn   Jul-20-11 10:19 AM   #7 
  - I went to high school with a Bishop.  xmas74   Jul-20-11 11:05 AM   #12 

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