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  1. #1 'Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii' not a girl's name, New Zealand court rules 
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    A judge ruled that the nine-year-old girl, who is the subject of a custody fight, should be placed in the guardianship of the court until she is renamed.

    A lawyer acting for the girl claimed she was so embarrassed by her name that she had kept it from her friends, insisting she should be known as "K" instead. She also feared that if it became public she would be mocked and teased.

    The lawyer claimed the girl fully understood the absurdity of her name, unlike her parents who had not considered the implications when they named her.

    Justice Robert Murfitt said the name clearly presented a social hurdle for the child.

    "It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap," he said.

    He also voiced concern over other names given to New Zealand children, such as Violence, Midnight Chardonnay and Number 16 Bus Shelter.

    A set of twins was named Benson and Hedges, after the cigarette brand and some children had been named after six-cylinder Ford cars. There has ever been a case of a child being named after the entire All Blacks side.

    "Recently, for the first time in my experience as a Family Court judge, the name of a child described in text language has emerged," Mr Murfitt said.

    In that case, a girl was named O.crnia, but in negotiations with the mother over a parenting order, the name was adjusted to Oceania.

    New Zealand officials said they did have the power to block outlandish names.

    Brian Clarke, the registrar general of Births, Deaths and Marriages, told the New Zealand Herald that the law did not allow names that would cause offence to a reasonable person, that are more than 100 characters or that include titles, military ranks, punctuation or numerals.

    Names rejected by the office include Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Stallion, Twisty Poi, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit. ...

    I thought Noonwitch especially might enjoy this one.
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    Sex Fruit? :eek:

    I have long advocated a system where all adults get one free name addition. Sex Fruit would be able to use Sally or Sydney or something.
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    Bumping for offspring naming fun.
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