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Banned Baby Names

12 Typical Baby Names That Are Banned Around The World

Nameberry | Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 04.25.2014 | Parents

If you were Anderson Cooper and you’d been born in Germany, you wouldn’t be Anderson Cooper, because Germany is just one of a surprising numbe...

Why You Can't Name Your Baby 'Jerusalem'

Posted 08.22.2013 | Religion

An Israeli couple hit a wall at the city hall in Brussels, Belgium, when attempting to register the name of their first-born daughter, Alma Jerusalem....

You Can't Name Your Baby 'Princess' In New Zealand

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.02.2013 | Parents

We've come across our fair share of unusual baby names, and for the most part, parents get away with their decisions. (Think of all the strange celebr...

Don't Even Think About Naming Your Child This

Posted 05.02.2013 | Black Voices

Kendrick Lamar may have brought the name Justice back to mind, but don't think about naming your child after the song's gum-chewing, box-braid-wearing...

Girl's Name Is Banned In Her Country

AP | ANNA ANDERSEN | Posted 01.03.2013 | Teen

REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Call her the girl with no name. A 15-year-old is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use the name given to her b...

12 Forbidden Baby Names

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 04.04.2012 | Parents
Pamela Redmond Satran

When a name like Talula Does The Hula from Hawaii gets banned, it makes big news. But there are lots of other names that, now and since the beginning of recorded name time, have quietly been relegated to the forbidden list.

You Just Can't Name Your Child 'Lucifer' In New Zealand

Posted 09.21.2011 | Weird News

Don't even think about naming your newborn "Lucifer" if you are a parent in New Zealand. The devilish name has been effectively banned by the New ...