Mexico State Bans Weird Baby Names Like ‘Rambo’ And ‘Circumcision’

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

The Mexico state of Sonora, just across the border of New Mexico, has announced a ban on 61 unusual or offensive baby names, including “Facebook,” “Rambo,” and “Lady Di.”

The measure is to protect children from being bullied, says Sonora state Civil Registry director Cristina Ramirez.

"The law is very clear because it prohibits giving children names that are derogatory or that don't have any meaning and that can lead to bullying," Ramirez said.

She says odd names found at least once in state registries include a boy name “Circuncision,” or “Circumcision” in English, and the girl name “Marciana,” or “Martian.”

She said a boy in the town of Navojoa was recently named “Juan Calzon,” or “Juan Panties,” and a girl was named “Lady Di.”

Sources: ABC News, Miami Herald