But, in New Zealand, inventive parents will have no such luck, since the country has banned the most outlandish baby names, CNN reports. So those looking to name their child "Lucifer," "Majesty" or "4Real" will just have to find other options.
Other banned names include:
- Mafia No Fear
According to the Australian Associated Press, the Department of Internal Affairs introduced the rules governing what names are deemed acceptable in the country in 1995. Under the regulations, parents must register a newborn's name with New Zealand's registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Rejected names are then compiled in a banned baby names list -- tracked since 2001 -- that includes royal monikers, such as "King" and "Princess," and numeric characters, such as "III" and "89."
While some discarded applications seem reasonable ("Anal," really?), others appear to be more up to the department's purview. (The parents who applied for the name "MJ" will just have to settle for using that as a nickname.) The most commonly dismissed name on the list is "Justice," which has been rejected 62 times.
However, New Zealand likely has the best interests of the children in mind. As demonstrated in a 2008 decision, a New Zealand court ordered the parents of a young girl, "Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii," to legally change her name. Justice Robert Murfitt explained that unusual name "makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap," according to The Telegraph.
At the time, Brian Clarke, the registrar general of Births, Deaths and Marriages, explained to The New Zealand Herald that, under the law, names that would cause offense to a reasonable person are not allowed.
New Zealand isn't the only country that chooses to prohibit certain names. Check out the gallery below to see some of the most bizarre banned baby names from around the world.
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New Zealand: 'Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii'
In 2008, a nine-year-old girl whose parents gave her this "name" was put into court guardianship in New Zealand so that it could be changed. According to <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/25/newzealand" target="_hplink">the Guardian</a>, the judge also banned names including: Stallion, Yeah Detroit, Fish and Chips, Twisty Poi, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit were disallowed by registration officials.
According to <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/07/03/mf.baby.naming.laws/index.html" target="_hplink">CNN</a>, in Germany, rejected baby names depend on gender -- if you can't tell the gender of the child by the first name (like Matti, apparently), it's a no go.
Denmark: 'Anus, Pluto And Monkey'
In Denmark, parents must choose from a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/08/world/europe/08iht-danes.html" target="_hplink">government-approved list </a>of 7,000 names. If they want to go "off-list", they have to get permission from a local church. About 1,100 names are reviewed every year, and 15 percent to 20 percent are rejected, mostly for odd spellings.
Sweden: 'Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb- 111163' (Pronounced Albin)
No, not a typo. <a href="http://www.oddee.com/item_97196.aspx" target="_hplink">In 1991</a> parents actually tried this one, but were rejected because of the naming law that was originally created in 1982 to prevent non-noble families from giving their children noble names. The couple then tried the name "A" (still pronounced Albin), but were again rejected.
That's right, parents who tried to use the "at" symbol as a name were rejected. Not because of any Twitter connotation, but because under <a href="http://theproudparents.com/10-illegal-baby-names" target="_hplink">Chinese naming regulations</a>, characters that cannot be represented on the computer are outlawed.
Dominican Republic: 'Dear Pineapple'
In 2007, a judge in the Dominican Republic submitted a proposal to ban names that are either confusing or gave no indication of gender, the Globe and Mail reported. <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/new-zealand-bans-odd-baby-names-no-more-lucifers-dukes-or-kings/article2102204/" target="_hplink">Among unique names </a>used to prove his point: Mazda Altagracia, Toshiba Fidelina, Querida Pina (Dear Pineapple), Tonton Ruiz (Dummy Ruiz) and Winston Churchill de la Cruz.