Many countries have a list of quite unusual and some surprising names which are banned in their territory.
In Mexico for example, you can’t name your child Harry Potter or Batman or Terminator.
They also banned, Lady Di, Virgin, Circumcision, Cesarean, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, Private and Rolling Stone.
Naming your children after animals, fruits or vegetables is banned in Malaysia. So rethink if you want your daughter to be called Apple or Coco or Bear.
Maya, Linda and Lauren are some names that are banned in Saudi Arabia.
In Portugal, nicknames like Tom, Rob or Sammy are not allowed on birth certificates. It is OK to call someone Tomás, but not Tom or Thomas. Mona Lisa is also banned.
Germany does not allow surnames or names of objects to be used as proper nouns. Also the names should be gender specific and not unisex in nature. The Name Adolf Hitler is also banned.
Names starting with the letter “C” are outlawed in Iceland because the letter does not exist in Icelandic alphabets. (Is that for real?)
List of names banned in Sweden include Metallica, Ikea and Q. The country bans names that are not suitable as a first name.
In Portugal the names of both the children of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, along with William, Emily and Michael are on the banned baby names list in the European country.
Earlier this year we shared “The weird baby names banned in New Zealand” – Included in the 35 banned baby names are two punctuation marks, ‘.’ and ‘/’, reports 7 news.
“Less than one per cent of babies have their proposed name considered, but the name of any baby born and registered in New Zealand must comply with New Zealand’s rules, regardless of the nationality of the parents,” Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages Jeff Montgomery told the New Zealand Herald.
Rejected names in NZ
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