Linda, Hermione, Facebook & 24 Other Banned Baby Names


13. Anal

The name Anal is on a list of prohibited baby names from New Zealand’s Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. It’s safe to assume the name fell under the category of “might cause offence to a reasonable person” ― a criterion for assessing the legality of baby names in the country.

14. Osama Bin Laden

German authorities prohibited a Turkish couple living in Cologne from naming their baby son Osama Bin Laden in 2002.

A court spokesperson noted that the name was rejected because it would not be allowed in Turkey and due to “the obvious association of the name with the terror attacks of 11 September.”

In the same vein, Germany has traditionally not allowed parents to name their children Adolf Hitler.

15. Fraise

In 2015, a couple in the town of Raismes, France, received a negative verdict after they tried to name their daughter Fraise (French for “strawberry”) because they wanted something “original, not common.” The judge argued that the name Fraise would lead to mockery, particularly in light of the slang phrase “ramène ta fraise,” which roughly translates to “get your ass over here.” The baby girl was renamed Fraisine, a 19th-century name that the judge approved.

16. Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116

Sweden’s naming regulations led courts to reject a couple in Halmstad’s wishes to name their son Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (pronounced “Albin”).

The parents described the name as a “pregnant, expressionistic development that we see as an artistic creation.”

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