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35 baby names that were banned in 2017

We use the term ‘names’ loosely.
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So you want to name your baby Messiah. Or Majesty. Or maybe even Major.

Too bad, says the New Zealand government. For your future child’s sake, those three monikers are banned.

NZ’s department of internal affairs has released its annual list of rejected names for 2017, 7 News reports, adhering to the country’s law that names cannot be official titles, be offensive or unreasonably long. Or, it appears, consist purely of punctuation marks.

Here’s what not to name your baby (at least if you live in New Zealand):

.  (that’s not a typo. Someone tried to name their child after a full stop).
/ (here we go again). 
Chief
Duke
Ida-Qween
II
III
IV
Jahstice
Judge
Justice
Justyce
Justyce-Krimson
King
Lady
Legion-King
Majesty
Major
Messiah
Miss
Priince
Prince
Prince-Pahata 
Prynce
Regal
Rogue
Royaale
Royal
Royale-Lee
Royall
Royalty
Saint
Sovereign
Triple M
X

This article originally appeared on marie claire.

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