Menu
Trending: Super Bowl 2015 Ads for Geeks More Topics: Apple | Cars | TV Shows | Politics
Watch all Super Bowl 2015 Ads Online Sexiest Super Bowl 2015 Ad: Carl's Jr. Superbowl Ad with Charlotte McKinney Bud Light Super Bowl 2015 Ad Life-Sized PacMan Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl 2015 Ad Fable T-Mobile Super Bowl 2015 Ad with Kim Kardashian Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Lost Dog Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Beer Run All Super Bowl 2015 Advertisers All Celebrities that appear in Super Bowl 2015 Commercials
Carl's Jr. Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Charlotte McKinney

Carl's Jr. Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Charlotte McKinney

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Beer Run stars a Clydesdale

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Beer Run stars a Clydesdale

Microsoft's HoloLens starts the Era of Holographic Computing

HoloLens starts the Era of Holographic Computing

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Lost Dog Teaser Released

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Lost Dog Teaser Released

Victoria's Secret Super Bowl 2015 Ad is Online

Victoria's Secret Super Bowl 2015 Ad is Online

New Zealand Releases List of Banned Baby Names

May 2 2013, 6:06am CDT | by , in News | Misc

New Zealand Releases List of Banned Baby Names
 
 

You can’t just name your newborn baby any which way you like. If you are living in New Zealand there is a list of banned baby names which you will have to go through before you name your little one. The release of this list by the government means you have to use common sense while naming your infant.

If you were to name your baby child “Lucifer” after the light-bearing fallen angel you would be in deep trouble. And the law would be at your doorstep in New Zealand even if you named the bundle of joy “Messiah” or “Christ”. Parents in the island south of Australia have to verify the epithet they give their baby with the authorities, it was stated on CNN. The bizarre and weird names some people give their young ones led to this unusual strictness in name-giving.  The registration of births, marriages and deaths has just undergone a new legislation that will make the perversion of names a crime.

The obvious query that comes to mind is what prompted the government to take such drastic if not extreme steps. Well, there have been over six parental couples who wanted to give their babies the title of Lucifer. Whether or not they belonged to a cult of Satanists has not been confirmed. Then there is the opposite case of naming the baby Messiah or Christ which is just as odd if not downright blasphemous. The rules and regulations laid down by the authorities were simply put in place so that no feelings would be hurt. In a politically correct world, such names that carried extreme connotations could backfire and even lead to serious consequences.

There is among the rules the proviso that any name that causes moral revulsion or offends the religious feelings of a group of people will be ruled out. Furthermore a name that is too long will not be taken into consideration since it is impractical and nonsensical. Such totally odd examples as Justice and King too were eliminated. Swear words were out of the question and finally any punctuations or abbreviations were rejected out of hand. The world runs on cooperation and common sense. If someone decides to name their son “Killer” it would have a very negative effect on the child’s later development. His classmates and peers not to mention teachers would all make life hell for him. It only makes sense not to give a name that you would regret later on.

However, there are some borderline cases that slip through the cracks. For example a set of twins with the title “Benson and Hedges” made it through the long arm of the law. Parents are getting quirkier by the second as they engage in a race to name their children in a different and bold if not eccentric manner.

Below are top five names banned in New Zealand since 2001.

Justice:62

King:31

Princess:28

Duke:10

Royal:25

You can find the full list on CNN.

Image Credit: Getty Images

Watch the Best Super Bowl 2015 Ads Online

You Might Also Like

Read the Latest

Blizzard of 2015 is a Bittersweet Experience for Northeast Region

Blizzard of 2015 is a Bittersweet Experience to Behold The blizzard of 2015 is indeed a bittersweet and tragicomic experience to behold. While there were a few casualties in...

5 minutes ago

Coca-Cola Super Bowl 2015 Ad Teasers Announce Something Big

Coca-Cola Super Bowl 2015 Ad Teasers Announce Something Big Coca-Cola has kicked off the campaign for the Coca-Cola Super Bowl 2015 Ad online with a series of videos that say that...

42 minutes ago

Super Bowl 2015 Ads
Emma Watson will play Belle Role in Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson will play Belle Role in Beauty and the Beast Watson announces that she be playing Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action movie "Beauty and the Beast".

44 minutes ago

Most Viral Super Bowl 2015 Ads So Far

Most Viral Super Bowl 2015 Ads So Far The race is on between Super Bowl ads to catch the most eyeballs ahead of the Big Game on Sunday. We analyzed Youtube...

1 hour ago

Sam Smith Tom Petty Dispute settled

Sam Smith Tom Petty Dispute settled The singer Sam Smith has finally settled a long running dispute over a song “Stay With Me” with Tom Petty.

2 hours ago

Ecuador Super Bowl 2015 Ad

Ecuador Super Bowl 2015 Ad South American country Ecuador will air a tourism Super Bowl ad during the Big Game.

2 hours ago

Prince Philip Knighthood Backlash continues for Australian PM

Prince Philip Knighthood Backlash continues for Australian PM Australian PM Tony Abbott is facing a backlash for awarding an Australian Knighthood to the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince...

2 hours ago

Awesome Mercedes Super Bowl 2015 is Released

Awesome Mercedes Super Bowl 2015 is Released The Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl 2015 Ad is a great animated thrill ride featuring the AMG GT sports car.

3 hours ago

IBM denies Rumor regarding its Massive Layoffs

IBM denies Rumor regarding its Massive Layoffs IBM has denied a rumor that was spread by a gadfly author regarding its massive manpower layoffs. According to the...

3 hours ago

WeatherTech Super Bowl 2015 Ad Released

WeatherTech Super Bowl 2015 Ad Released Watch the WeatherTech Super Bowl 2015 Ad below.

3 hours ago

T-Mobile Super Bowl 2015 Ad

T-Mobile Super Bowl 2015 Ad The T-Mobile Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Kim Kardashian.

4 hours ago

Facebook and Instagram Down for Awhile but Back Now

Facebook and Instagram Down for Awhile but Back Now Facebook, Instagram and Tinder were down for awhile but are okay now. The disruption was possibly caused by a hacking...

4 hours ago

Facebook is Down

Facebook is Down Facebook is not accessible. Large services are down apparently due to the snow storm on the east coast.

5 hours ago

Sen. John McCain Slams NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for 'DeflateGate' Inaction

Sen. John McCain Slams NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for 'DeflateGate' Inaction Arizona Senator John McCain criticized and slammed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday for his inaction on the...

9 hours ago

NFL Targeting New England Patriots' Locker-Room Attendant in DeflateGate Scandal

NFL Targeting New England Patriots' Locker-Room Attendant in DeflateGate Scandal The National Football League (NFL) is targeting a New England Patriots locker-room attendant in connection with the...

11 hours ago

25 states issue licenses for Bitcoin exchange

25 states issue licenses for Bitcoin exchange The startup's founders have managed to gain licenses from half of the states' financial regulators, including...

17 hours ago, 1:04pm CST

Victoria's Secret Super Bowl 2015 Ad is Online

Victoria's Secret Super Bowl 2015 Ad is Online Watch the sexiest Super Bowl 2015 Ad now. The Victoria's Secret Super Bowl 2015 commercial has been released...

17 hours ago, 1:00pm CST

Facebook Lite released for your low-spec Android smartphones

Facebook Lite released for your low-spec Android smartphones The social network has released a lighter version of its Android app which will go easy on processing power as well as...

17 hours ago, 12:53pm CST

Motorola announces 3 products for the Chinese market

Motorola announces 3 products for the Chinese market The company unveiled the 2nd-Gen Moto G And Moto X along with the Moto X Pro Phablet

17 hours ago, 12:40pm CST

Cara Delevingne becomes the IT Girl for TAG Heuer

Cara Delevingne becomes the IT Girl for TAG Heuer Cara Delevingne becomes the new brand ambassador for TAG Heuer scoping on her “IT-ness” to reach out to the youth.

18 hours ago, 12:00pm CST

AT&T agrees to acquire Nextel Mexico

AT&T agrees to acquire Nextel Mexico AT&T moves into discussion to buy the Mexican NII holdings after the company came under the hammer from the U.S....

18 hours ago, 11:50am CST

Patriots Win Super Bowl 2015 in Madden NFL 15 Super Bowl Prediction

Patriots Win Super Bowl 2015 in Madden NFL 15 Super Bowl Prediction The Patriots get a lot of heat for #DeflateGate right now, but in the end they win the Super Bowl 2015 says the Madden...

20 hours ago, 9:36am CST

BMW Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel

BMW Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel Watch the just released BMW Super Bowl 2015 Ad staring former Today Show hosts Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel.

20 hours ago, 9:25am CST

Logitech unveils First Anytime, Anywhere Portable Videoconferencing Solution

Logitech unveils First Anytime, Anywhere Portable Videoconferencing Solution This new ConferenceCam Connect by Logitech will enable mobile audio and video collaboration for small groups in any...

21 hours ago, 9:01am CST

T-Mobile introduces SCORE to offer Deep Discounts on Smartphones for just $5 per Month

T-Mobile introduces SCORE to offer Deep Discounts on Smartphones for just $5 per Month This new program will give access to discounts on one’s smartphone.

22 hours ago, 8:17am CST

SAG Awards 2015 Highlights: Birdman wins Big Time

SAG Awards 2015 Highlights: Birdman wins Big Time The Birdman’s cast won the best performance awards with a little slip on stage while accepting the award.

22 hours ago, 8:10am CST

Google to show NFL Video Highlights on YouTube and in its Search Results

Google to show NFL Video Highlights on YouTube and in its Search Results From now on people will be able to see NFL highlight clips on YouTube as well as in Google search results.

22 hours ago, 7:34am CST

Apple hopes for Apple Pay success

Apple hopes for Apple Pay success Consumer will deem its success

23 hours ago, 7:21am CST

Gearbox to launch Homeworld Remastered Collection on February 25

Gearbox to launch Homeworld Remastered Collection on February 25 The mother company, Gearbox Software, will launch its Homeworld Remastered Collection by the end of February. It will...

23 hours ago, 6:59am CST

Signs show March debut for Apple Watch

Signs show March debut for Apple Watch Top analyst says it should happen

23 hours ago, 6:56am CST

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus