Posted: 11 July, 2014 by Web Guy Brett

10 Baby Names That Have Been Banned Around The World

Tags: Baby Names, Banned Baby Names

Nameberry has released a list of banned baby names from all around the world.

It was only last year when New Zealand revealed its list of 71 banned names in the country which included ones such as Mafia No Fear, Lucifer, 4Real, V8, Queen Victoria and a child who was set to be called "Anal" before officials stepped in.

Now we have a glimpse of what other countries around the world won't allow you to name your new bundle of joy.


10. Chow Tow

The translation in Cantonese means "smelly head", so it's no shock that it's illegal in many Asian countries.

9. @

Not only would it be annoying for your child when they grow up and try to get an email address, but it's just plain stupid.  China agrees, and have banned it.

8. 007

Parents in Malaysia are apparently James Bond fans... but naming your baby this is a no-no.

7. Eh

Apparently 'Eh' is common slang in Canada.  In other parts of the world it's just something you say when you don't really care.  The Canadian Government isn't a fan of the word either.

6. Scrotum

In Mexico, it was becomming quite popular to name bubs after this part of the male anatomy.  Why? Your guess is as good as ours.  BANNED!

5. Hitler

It's really a no brainer as to why this one is illegal in multiple countries such as New Zealand, Mexico, Germany and Australia.  And if anyone was to want to name their child this, they need to be banned too.

4. Maple

The Canadians sure know how to annoy their government.  It may seem like a lovely and innocent enough name, but officials there say that the Maple Leaf is a huge significance to the country and therefore shouldn't be allowed as a persons name.

3. Facebook

Throw in Twitter, Yahoo and Google to this as well, with Mexico and the USA banning all four names.  I think Facebook Smith has quite a nice ring to it, don't you?!

2. Circumcision

Yep, this is from Mexico again who seem to like naming their children the weird and wonderful... but the UK, Japan and Australia don't allow this one either.  So if this was on your list, better cross it off.

1. brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb1111

No, the cat didn't just jump onto my keyboard.  This one is banned in Sweden after a couple tried to name their baby.  And how do you pronounce it?  Apparently it's 'Albin', durr!

Have you come across any weird names that you think should be banned?
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Tags: Baby Names, Banned Baby Names

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