Some countries think that there is a limit to stupidity run riot when it comes to naming one’s children. In fact, New Zealand has done something about such brain dead decisions. You have to run the name of your new born by a government registry in Kiwi land. If only this had existed in America when I was growing up with a girl named ‘Candy Apple’ and another named ‘Merry Christmas’ (I am not kidding). Such parents should be immediately deported to New Zealand, and their children should be put in the name protection program.
Here is a list of some the names banned in New Zealand since 2001 — and how many times they were proposed by people as their child’s name.
using brackets around middle names:4
using back slash between names:8
C J :1
Roman numerals III:1
. (full stop):1
Mafia No Fear:1
* (star symbol):1
I have just one question about this list. How come they didn’t ban naming people after fruit, for example Kiwi ??? I’m just saying….