Undesirable Baby Names

MOMMY ON BOARD - Kristalle Marie Garcia-Kekert () - April 30, 2012 - 12:00am

Your name represents you as a person and will forever be regarded as your identity from the day you were born and after you pass on. Some parents opt to give their child/children commonly used or unique names; but on the other hand, some tend to give names that can possibly limit social interaction and create insecurities in the future. Going a little over the top, here is a list of undesirable top baby names. Its good for a laugh!

@ (China)

Bizarrely, one couple decided to name their baby using the “@” symbol, which apparently looks like a “love him” in Chinese characters. It is now used as an example of citizens bringing strange names into the language. A country that issues identity cards gives the police control over names but details of rejections are not widely circulated.

Anus (Denmark)

Strict with name laws, any ethnic or oddly spelled names are required special permission to diverge from the list. The name Anus (now, really would you name your child that?) was one of the 200 or so names rejected each year.

Titeuf (France)

Naming a child Titeuf (a star of a popular cartoon character in France), according to the French court, could “attract mockery” and could risk “constituting a real handicap for a child becoming an adolescent and then an adult”. So the court ruled against the use of this name.

Miatt (Germany)

This country has an entire department called the Standesamt, a place for registry. The name Miatt was rejected since it was unclear whether this person was a girl or a boy, but many still think that this was a random decision.

Venerdi (Italy)

Venerdi in English means Friday and judges think that this name taken from the character Robinson Crusoe could expose the boy to mockery in the future. What did Venerdi’s parents do? They threatened to name their next child Mercoledi (meaning Wednesday in English). Italian courts can get involved with such unusual names when “it is likely to create insecurities”.

Akuma (Japan)

This name, meaning “devil” was considered an abuse by Japanese authorities. After taking this matter to court, the child was given a new and less demonic name.

Chow Tow (Malaysia)

Names that weren’t keeping in with the country’s religious traditions include Chow Tow (which actually means Smelly Head in English). It’s sad to give your child this name so you might want to think twice before doing so.

Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii (New Zealand)

Sounding more like a sentence than an actual name, a judge had this girl renamed during a custody battle claiming that, “It makes a fool of the child”. Other names that were banned include Fish and Chips for twins. That is madness!

Gesher (Norway)

For giving her son an unapproved name and also for failing to pay a fine for it, a woman was thrown into jail for two days. She admitted that it was instructed in her dream to name her son Gesher (Hebrew for “Bridge”). Weirdo.

Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmm nprxclmncks…(Sweden)

This is not some random keyboard typing, but an actual name pronounced “Albin” (don’t see how) given by a Swedish couple a few years ago. A country with strict naming laws, tax authorities must approve of both first and last names.

ABS-CBN (Philippines)

This popular TV network has brought joy to a couple’s life and so, in Zamboanga del Norte, a child was named ABS-CBN. Reports claim that they had other choices to name the child, which was Wowowee, Kapamilya or Willie Revillame but decided to settle for ABS-CBN instead.

Ovnis (Portugal)

With more than 2,000 names on the reject list, Ovnis (meaning UFO in Portuguese) is one of them!

So, can you add any more undesirable names to this list?

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