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Sunday 20 April 2014

No, you can't call your baby Anal: New Zealand releases list of banned names

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IT seems there’s no accounting for taste for baby’s names in New Zealand – a country where the Government has the right to ban names that parent’s choose.

New Zealand has just released a list of names banned by the country's Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Those shot down include Messiah, Lucifer and Bishop.

In the last ten years, for example, the agency had to turn six sets of parent who wanted to call their child Lucifer.

Others that didn’t make the grade include ‘Mafia No Fear.

Here and some of the names and how many times they were proposed.

Justice:62

King:31

Princess:28

Prince:27

Royal:25

Duke:10

Major:9

Bishop:9

Majesty:7

J:6

Lucifer:6

using brackets around middle names:4

Knight:4

Lady:3

using back slash between names:8

Judge:3

Royale:2

Messiah:2

T:2

I:2

Queen:2

II:2

Sir:2

III:2

Jr:2

E:2

V:2

Justus:2

Master:2

Constable:1

Queen Victoria:1

Regal:1

Emperor:1

Christ:1

Juztice:1

3rd:1

C J :1

G:1

Roman numerals III:1

General:1

Saint:1

Lord:1

. (full stop):1

89:1

Eminence:1

M:1

VI:1

Mafia No Fear:1

2nd:1

Majesti:1

Rogue:1

4real:1

* (star symbol):1

5th:1

S P:1

C:1

Sargent:1

Honour:1

D:1

Minister:1

MJ:1

Chief:1

Mr:1

V8:1

President:1

MC:1

Anal:1

A.J:1

Baron:1

L B:1

H-Q:1

Queen V:1

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