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NZ bans 'Lucifer' and 'Adolf Hitler' baby names

London, Sat, 23 Jul 2011 ANI

London, July 23 (ANI): Authorities in New Zealand have banned parents from calling their children Lucifer or Adolf Hitler.


The country's Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages has also turned down Baron, Bishop, Duke, General, Judge, King, Knight and Mr, apparently because they sound too much like titles, reports the Daily Mail.


The crackdown on naming freedom is thought to have stemmed from global headlines in 2008 that revealed that two Kiwi boys bore the names Violence and Number 16 Bus Shelter.


Calling your bundle of joy a punctuation mark, like . (full-stop) or * (asterisk) or simply a letter is also a no-no.


Several parents tried to register C, D, I and T, but weren't allowed.


According to reports, q and J were given the green light after the mothers and fathers appealed.


One New Zealand judge has warned parents that giving your child a bizarre name could lead to psychological trauma for it in later life.


'It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap,' Family Court Judge Rob Murfitt said in 2008 after granting nine-year-old Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii permission to assume a more straightforward title. (ANI)


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