Baby names banned around the world

A Tennessee judge recently changed a baby’s first name to Martin from Messiah, saying there is only one Messiah.

“The word messiah is a title, and it’s a title that has only been earned by one person, and that one person is Jesus Christ,” Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew said from her office, which had a ceramic figurine of Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus on her desk. A copy of the Ten Commandments hung on the wall.

Ironically, the child’s parents had gone to court over a dispute about the child’s last name — the first name was the only thing upon which they could agree.

A number of countries have rules about what are acceptable baby names. Portugal apparently has 2,000 names on its list of no-no’s.

For your reading enjoyment, here is a list of some banned names for a baby:

Messiah

Blaer

Lucifer

Baron

Bishop

Duke

General

Judge

Justice

King

Knight

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C

D

I

T

Doctor

Reverend

Benson and Hedges (twins)

Tulula Does the Hula from Hawaii

Venerdi

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Metallica

Ikea

Q

Veranda

Fish and Chips (twins)

Read the full article in The Province here.

 

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