"Justice" Is a Banned Baby Name? These Are the Names That Should Be Banned!

New Zealand has released a list of banned baby names -- even though it makes no sense why they're banned.

It's hard to find the perfect name for your baby when there are a gazillion choices out there. Finding the one that's granny-chic (or classic), trendy (or not), unique (but not bizarre) and not on the list that your sister-in-law has claimed as "hers" since seventh grade understandably sends some expectant parents into a panic.

But at least we don't have laws restricting what you can name your kids, like they do in countries including Iceland, Denmark, Germany and Sweden...and now New Zealand. Official, government-sanctioned names? Who knew, right?

According to Time.com, New Zealand has released a list of 77 unacceptable baby names that have been rejected by the government. "Justice" has been rejected a whopping 62 times. "Duke" is also a surprising no-no (good thing Bill and Giuliana Rancic don't live there; that's their son's middle name). Other royal names like "Prince," "King," "Princess," and "Majesty" are the baby name blacklist too. One not-so-shocking addition: Lucifer. Really, who would name their baby that anyway?

Apparently, laws like these are designed to protect kids from embarrassment. But embarrassment is subjective. So is beauty. What tops one mama's dream-baby-name list will top another's I-wouldn't-saddle-my-kid-with-that-if-you-paid-me list. With that said, here are the names we'd ban if we could:

Hashtag, Siri and anything else inspired by technology.

Really absurd celebrity names. We're looking at you, Uma Thurman, for one-upping Jason Lee's Pilot Inspektor and naming your kid Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. (Isn't it hard enough to be a celeb kid?) 

Overly alliterative family names. Thank you, Kourtney Kardashian, for not kontinuing this krazy trend with your own kids' names -- now let's hope Kim and Kayne kopy you.

Like this? Want more?
Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web