Just when you think you’ve heard it all, you’re reminded that there are some crazy people on this earth. If you think Hollywood has reserved the strangest baby names for their kids, think again. We compiled a list of six crazy baby names that have been banned in certain parts of the world. Both society and the child who was meant to get that name most likely gave a collective sigh of relief.
1. Blank Space
An Australian couple really wanted to name their baby Blank Space. Luckily for the poor child, authorities deemed it an inappropriate name.
Who would want to name their child after a medical procedure? Apparently it’s a popular name choice as it has been banned in both Australia and Mexico.
This must have been an Instragram-obsessed couple’s choice. Firstly, why would you want a hashtag in your baby’s name? And secondly, why would anyone call their child Rolling on the Floor Laughing? This ‘modern’ name has been banned in Australia along with LOL, iMac, Jesus Christ and Marijuana. We wonder if these parents perhaps lost a bet, or if they actually thought that it was a good name for their baby.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow got away with naming her daughter this, but, Malaysian law prohibits parents from naming their children after fruit, vegetables and animals.
5. All names starting with “C” like Christina
In Iceland you can’t name your child anything that starts with the letter “C” because it’s not part of the country’s alphabet.
6. Sex Fruit
Yes well, this is just being lazy, or high. We’d probably go with high. This name has been banned in New Zealand.
If you live in South Africa, you are free to name your child anything you want as the country doesn’t have a banned baby names list.
But, before you do name your little one anything too out of the ordinary, read this first: 8 tips to help you choose the perfect baby name.
Xanet is an award-winning journalist and Living and Loving’s digital editor. She has won numerous awards for her health and wellness articles and was a finalist for the Discovery Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011 for the Discovery Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing category. She is responsible for our online presence across social media channels and makes sure our moms have fresh and interesting articles to read every day. Learn more about Xanet Scheepers.