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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)
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.

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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.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/w...
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 09:46 AM
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1. What's wrong with Lucifer...he was a beautiful angel, according to biblical myth. nt
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 10:19 AM
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8. Not only that, it was probably used first to mean the 'morning star', ie Venus in the morning
when it rises before the Sun. It's certainly used first in English to mean that; and the Oxford English Dictionary points out it's similar in form to the Greek word (Phosphoros) for the morning star too; whereas the biblical reference only comes in with the Vulgate translation.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 10:40 AM
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11. I knew it! SHE'S THE DEVIL!
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 10:29 AM
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10. I call my sister's cat Lucifer all the time
Her name is really Lucy but I call her Lucifer to tick off my sister and BIL.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 09:47 AM
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2. That's stupid.
You should be able to name your kid anything you want. Call him Drywall or Oaktree if you want. Who the hell cares, and why is it the state's business?

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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 09:53 AM
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3. France did that at one time. I remember hearing that they
disallowed the name "Cerise" for a girl.That translates to "Cherry." No girls named for fruit, I suppose, and I suppose Rutabaga would be right out, too.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 10:04 AM
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4. I dream of a day we have so few problems in this country that we could tackle baby names legislation
nm
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 10:07 AM
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5. 'Knight' is a strange one to ban; no-one is ever addressed as 'Knight'. It's 'Sir'
And I'm amazed Sweden banned 'Elvis'. That was Presley's real name, after all. And it's not simply a nationalistic thing if they allowed 'Lego' and 'Google'.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 10:07 AM
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6. What the hell right does ANY government have
telling people what they can and cannot name their own kids? Sheesh. Someone in that government has WAY too much time on their hands. What's next, enacting a list of forbidden sexual positions?
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 10:23 AM
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9. Because it issues birth certificates
They can't stop the parents calling them "King" at home, but an official name does have to go through an office.

There are sometimes good reasons for it:

One little girl was so traumatised by her name, Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii, that she had it legally changed at age nine.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/new-zealand-cont...


"Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116, pronounced Albin" would have been pretty traumatic too.
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Bryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 10:19 AM
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7. My grandfather's first name was Admiral
and one of his sons' name was Ogle O'Don. My uncle didn't like that name & changed it to just Don. His parents named him after their dog! LOL
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 11:05 AM
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12. I went to high school with a Bishop.
It was his mother's maiden name. I also went to high school with an Elvis.
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