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Anal, Lucifer, 4Real, and Other Baby Names Banned in New Zealand

| by Lauren Schiff

With 62 accounts of the name “Princess,” six tries at “Lucifer," and two attempts to name a child, well, “II,” in New Zealand alone, the nation's government has decided it is due time to intervene. 

One has to wonder what in the world is going through some of these parents’ heads. Some proposed titles in New Zealand have been so outlandish that now, baby names in the country must be government-approved.

Contenders for World’s Worst Baby Name include “3rd,” “89,” and “V8.” The Guardian even found that a “nine-year-old girl whose parents named her Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii was put into court guardianship in New Zealand so that her name could be changed.”

But New Zealand isn’t the only country facing terrible baby-naming. Sweden, for example, also has a law and that has already denied parents the right to name their child "Superman," "Metallica," and even "Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116," reports CNN

The question is where does the government draw the line? According to the NY Daily News, names such as “Midnight Chardonnay,” “Violence” and “Number 16 Bus Shelter” have actually been approved.

Here’s a list of names that have been banned in New Zealand, along with the number of times they’ve recurred since 2001. You be the judge:

Justice:62

King:31

Princess:28

Prince:27

Royal:25

Duke:10

Major:9

Bishop:9

Majesty:7

J:6

Lucifer:6

using brackets around middle names:4

Knight:4

Lady:3

using back slash between names:8

Judge:3

Royale:2

Messiah:2

T:2

I:2

Queen:2

II:2

Sir:2

III:2

Jr:2

E:2

V:2

Justus:2

Master:2

Constable:1

Queen Victoria:1

Regal:1

Emperor:1

Christ:1

Juztice:1

3rd:1

C J :1

G:1

Roman numerals III:1

General:1

Saint:1

Lord:1

. (full stop):1

89:1

Eminence:1

M:1

VI:1

Mafia No Fear:1

2nd:1

Majesti:1

Rogue:1

4real:1

* (star symbol):1

5th:1

S P:1

C:1

Sargent:1

Honour:1

D:1

Minister:1

MJ:1

Chief:1

Mr:1

V8:1

President:1

MC:1

Anal:1

A.J:1

Baron:1

L B:1

H-Q:1

Queen V:1

Sources: CNN, The Guardian, NY Daily News