Yikes! These baby names are so bad, they're ILLEGAL in some countries 1 year ago

Yikes! These baby names are so bad, they're ILLEGAL in some countries

This list kinda makes a case for babies being able to sue their parents...

There is no denying that when it comes to naming their babies, some people just take things a tad too far (cough cough, celebrities).

But never mind little Blue, or baby Saint, some people actually end up in court over the name they have chosen for their bundle. And depending on which country parents are trying to name their baby in, some can find that the law won't let a variety of names fly for reasons of taste, decency or just plain craziness.

Hell, it even got so bad that the Pope himself had to weigh in a couple of years ago, reminding people that when it comes to naming their children, people should stay away from fruits and sports cars and instead stick to "names that are in the Christian calendar." Goodbye Ferrari, Peaches and Apple! (Well, you know, if you take what the Pope says at face value.)

While Ireland and the UK aren't particularly strict about baby naming, here are thirteen banned baby names you'll be stopped from calling your baby in other countries, no matter how much you may want to (which we really hope you don't).

1. Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii (New Zealand)

A couple actually bestowed this RIDICULOUS name on their poor baby. Only when the child was NINE did a judge (during a custody battle) order that they rename her. Yikes. It gets worse. Other names that courts in the country have had to ban (after people tried to use them on their offspring) are: Fish and Chips (twins), Yeah Detroit, Lucifer, Christ, Messiah, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit. Riiight.

2. Venerdi (AKA 'Friday') (Italy)

A court banned an Italian couple from calling their child Venerdi (which in Italian means 'Friday'). The judges felt the name would expose the boy to "mockery". We're wondering how Nicole Kidman got away with naming her daughter Sunday...

3. Chow Tow (AKA 'Smelly Head') (Malaysia)

Malaysian authorities have cracked down on unsuitable titles in recent years, and have published a list of undesirable names that weren't in keeping with the religious traditions of the country. We guess Smelly Head was on of them...

4. Anus (Denmark)

They just don't take any crap in Denmark, where parents are given a list of 7,000-odd names to choose from by the government. Needless to say, Anus did not make that list...


5. Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (Sweden)

You'd think they let their cat run across the keyboard, but a Swedish couple actually tried to name their baby boy this CRAZY name a few years ago.

According to Yahoo Lifestyle, the parents chose the unusual moniker as a protest against Sweden's admittedly strict naming laws, where tax authorities must give their blessing to both first and surnames before they can be used. Go Sweden!

6. Facebook (Mexico)

The state of Sonora banned parents naming their baby after the social media site because it is "derogatory, pejorative, discriminatory or lacking in meaning." Ah, well. There is always Twitter...

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7. Robocop (Mexico)

We're kind of disappointed about this one. Robocop is ONE cool name!

8. @ (China)

We get that finding a unique name in China, when you have more than a billion fellow countrymen, must be a little bit tricky. Which can explain why these parents opted for the rather out-there @.

Tough cookie, said the government, however, and placed it right up there on the illegal list.

9. Woodstock (Germany)

Germans are surprisingly strict when it comes to naming laws, and will only allow names that clearly show whether the child is a boy or a girl. Woodstock, we guess, didn't...

10. Daemon (France)

A little too demonic, said the French government to the couple who wanted to name their son after this character from The Vampire Diaries. Other names banned in France are Nutella and Fraise, which means strawberry. And now we're hungry.

11. IKEA (Sweden)

Back to Sweden, this one seems stereotypical enough to be a joke. The government ruled that a couple couldn't name their baby after the company as they wished.
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12. Akuma (AKA 'Devil') (Japan)


A member of the Japanese Prime Minister's cabinet issued a statement against this name after a couple tried to give it to their baby.

13. Judas (Switzerland)

Switzerland bans religious names that can cause kids "undue harm," so Judas is out.

We want to know, what is the craziest baby name YOU have come across? Tell us in the Facebook comments.