Banned Baby Names

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Banned Baby Names
Fri, 05-03-2013 - 9:11am

According to, 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:

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

What do you think about baby names being banned? What names would you add to the *list* if you could?

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Registered: 03-12-2013
Tue, 05-07-2013 - 10:47am

Crazy!  I don't think any name should be banned.  Of course there are crazy weird ones (what on earth were some of those parents thinking?!?) but to each their own.  ;) 

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Registered: 03-25-2013
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 11:39am
Yep, I agree. To each their own!