Source: Star Tribune
A family court judge in New Zealand has had enough with parents giving their children bizarre names, and did something about it.
Just ask Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. He had her renamed. Judge Rob Murfitt made the 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so that her name could be changed. The girl was involved in a custody battle.
“The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment which this child’s parents have shown in choosing this name,” he wrote. “It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily.”
In his ruling, Murfitt cited a list of some of the names, including
- Fish and Chips
- Yeah Detroit
- Keenan Got Lucy
- Sex Fruit
- Number 16 Bus Shelter
New Zealand law does not allow names that would cause offense to a reasonable person, among other conditions, said Brian Clarke, the registrar general of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
How about “Danger“?