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New Zealand Bans Weird Baby Names

By Gerard @presurfer
New Zealand's Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages is cracking down on parents who want to give their little bundle of joy names that are too creative. In the past two years, the country has banned 102 names deemed to be too out there. The list includes Baron, Bishop, Duke, General, Judge, Justice, King and Knight. Those names were banned because they were deemed to be too similar to titles.
The name Messiah has also been turned down, as have requests to name kids 89, C, D, I and T. As well, the agency has refused to give a pass to full stops, asterisks, virgules and other punctuation marks.The Presurfer

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