Banned baby names around the world

Some of these are downright crazy!
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Did you know there are actually baby names that are BANNED from being given to your newborn bub? Yep – banned! 

The reasons for a name being banned range from issues of taste, decency and just plain silliness. 

While it’s likely mums and dads were looking for something unique to stand out from the crowd, perhaps they should have stuck to something tried and tested like Oliver and Charlotte which were revealed as the most popular baby names in Australia earlier this year.

Here’s a list of some of the world’s ‘banned’ baby names: 

  • Metallica
  • Miatt
  • Ovnis
  • Nutella
  • Facebook
  • @
  • Gesher AKA ‘Bridge’
  • Cyanide
  • Daemon
  • Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii
  • Akuma AKA ‘Devil’
  • Chow Tow
  • Lucifer
  • Anus
  • Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11111

Yes – these names actually exist on a list of names not legally allowed to be given to newborns. 

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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