New Zealand bans ludicrous children’s names that would cause offence: this has protected children from being called Stallion, Yeah Detroit, Fish and Chips, Twisty Poi, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit, but did allow one to be called Number 16 Bus Shelter.

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)

13 thoughts on “New Zealand bans ludicrous children’s names that would cause offence: this has protected children from being called Stallion, Yeah Detroit, Fish and Chips, Twisty Poi, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit, but did allow one to be called Number 16 Bus Shelter.”

  1. MrsValentine

    Why did they say no to Stallion but yes to Number 16 Bus Shelter??

  2. SultanofShit

    Number 16 Bus Shelter: Kid was conceived there? Reminds me of Fenchurch from the Hitch Hikers Guide series.

  3. whollyfictional

    Well how am I supposed to respect my British ancestors if I can’t name my child Fish and Chips?

  4. Gomez-16

    The bus shelter made it? I mean 16 is kinda an ok name. I like 18 better.

  5. Chia_Pete_FTW

    “You don’t believe me?? Fine! I’ll put ‘Number 16 Bus Shelter’ on the certificate, just to prove to you that they DO deny silly names!”

  6. HerPaintedMan

    TBH, I’d be ok with being named Twisty Poi

  7. MrBrianWeldon

    Iceland bans all names except a small pool of a few hundred names.

  8. diverfan88

    Sex Fruit? If you try to name your child Sex Fruit, you should not be having children to begin with.

  9. CitizenHuman

    Well with a common name like Tony, other kids would make fun and call them “Tony Bologna” (pronounced baloney). And someone named Adam could be called “A-Dumb”. There’s no way you can make fun of someone for having a name like No. 16 Bus Station. Impossible…

  10. yuk_dum_boo_bum

    You can still call them those things, it just won’t be the name on their passport.

  11. yoggenfogger

    “Just call me chip”

    “Oh, what it it short for?”

    “Fish and Chips”

  12. tdog98

    Well then, “Handicapped Bathroom at the *Cheesecake* Factory in Boca Raton” should be just fine.

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