Parents lose custody of girl for naming her Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii
A nine-year-old girl whose parents named her Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii was put into court guardianship in New Zealand so that her name could be changed.
A family court judge, Rob Murfitt, gave the order after hearing that the child was embarrassed about her name and had refused to reveal it to friends. “She told people her name was K because she feared being mocked and teased,” the child’s lawyer, Colleen MacLeod, told the court.
The judge criticised parents who give their offspring bizarre names, saying it exposed children to ridicule among their peers.
“The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment that this child’s parents have shown in choosing this name. It makes a fool of the child and sets her up w… Continue Reading (3 minute read)