15 Surprising Baby Names That Have Been Banned Around The World

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If “professional baby namer” were a real job, I would be the first in line to fill out an application.

I’ve always been fascinated by the backgrounds and meanings of different names and wouldtake thatjob very seriously. Of course, I would make sure to keep the parents’ wishes in mind, but I’d also definitely steer them away from some of the more unfortunate monikers I’ve seen kids saddled with over the years.

That said, I have yet to run across any little ones whose parents attempted to be quite as creative as some of the options listed below. It’s hard to imagine what goes through someone’s head when they think giving their child a name like “Spinach” or “Email” is a good idea and those are two of the least surprising ones.

Other times, a name we find completely normal will be nixedin another country no matter how much the mom and dad protest.

Take a look and let us know in the comments if we missed any other bizarre examples of names being banned.

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1. RoboCop


Parents welcoming new babies inSonora, Mexico, must abide bya long list of unacceptable namesthat is updated regularly, including this mechanical moniker that was denied to one mother and father.

2. Spinach


Sonora also includes this leafy green on its list of name no-nos.

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Swedish parents attempted to protest their homeland’s notoriously strict naming laws with this monkier, which they claimed was pronounced as “Albin.” The BBC reports that they were thwarted by authorities.

4. Monkey


According to The New York Times,theDepartment of Name Research at Copenhagen University in Denmark oversees all baby names in that country. In the past, the agency prevented a pair of parents from using this nod to primates for their little one.

5. Harriet


Harriet Beecher Stowe would have a different name had she been born in Iceland, whereThe Telegraph reports that a child with that name was officially only known as “Girl.” The country’s National Registry deemed it ineligible since it can’t be conjugated inIcelandic.

6. 007


The name “James Bond”is also among those banned in Sonora, while his numeric code isshunned in Malaysia.

7. Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii


According to the BBC, a judge had to step in when New Zealand parents plantedthis whimsical title on their daughter and made them change itto something that wouldn’t, in hiswords, “[make] a fool of the child.”

8. Email


This technological title is among those that are banned in Sonora. Cristina Ramirez, the state’s civil registry director,explained to Daily Mailthatit could “lead to bullying.”

9. Martian


Despite how delightful it sounds translated into the feminine Spanish form, “Marciana,” the spacey name is also banned in Sonora.

10. Jimmy


Portuguese parents hoping to pay homage to James Stewart willbe sad to see his nicknamein the banned section of their 80-page list of acceptable and unacceptable names.

11. Stompie


Perhaps the German parents attempting to get this name by the country’s authorities waited to find inspiration in their tot’s temper tantrums. However, they were ultimately made to choose something more traditional.

12. Charlotte


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would have to keep brainstorming for their daughter’s name if they ruled in Portugal, where it’s listed as unacceptable.

13. Stallion


Sadly for equestrian enthusiasts in New Zealand, this name is among the many boy’s names to be rejected by authorities.

14. Traffic


Sonora strikes once again to ban the frustrating feeling of being stuck in rush hour as a name for children, even when translated into Spanish.

15. Bebop


This jazzy homage to the upbeat music from the 1940s was deemed too silly for a child by authorities in Denmark, according to The New York Times.

Did we miss any other unacceptable names folks have tried to give their kiddos across the world? Let us know below, and be sure to SHARE with your friends!

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