Did you know that there are baby names you are not allowed to call your baby?! And they are actually illegal!
So to start we will cover the UK and then just for fun lets look at other countries too!
If you were hoping for some of the names on any of these lists then either
- you need your head looking at to even consider them!
- you may need to move country!
I am seriously wondering why some of these names are on the list – like why would you ever dream of calling your beautiful baby some of these names?!!
Illegal baby names in the UK
According to Mom Junction these names are banned in the UK:
3) Chow Tow (which means ‘Smelly Head’)
5) Akuma (in Japanese it mean ‘Devil’)
Come on citizens of the UK! Who are the numnuts that wanted one of these names for your baby?!
Illegal baby names in France
Over in France parents are banned from naming their children:
4) Joyeux (which means ‘happy’ in English)
6) Prince William – (hmm a bit of favouritism!)
7) Mini Cooper
Illegal baby names in Germany
3) Stompie – (a dinosaur perhaps?!)
4) Osama Bin Laden
5) Adolf Hitler
Also in Germany you are only allowed to give your child a gender neutral name if you make it double barrel and the second name is gender specific.
Illegal baby names in Australia
Some of the names that have been banned in Australia are….erm…questionable…
3) LOL – (haha- I mean why?!)
5) Snort – (was the baby a pig?!)
6) Hitler – (just not funny!)
14) Prime Minister
16) Circumcision (wtf?!)
Hmmm makes me question the australians common sense!
Illegal baby names in Switzerland
Illegal baby names in Iceland
Here’s a fun fact about Iceland…
the Icelandic alphabet it doesn’t include the letters C, Q, W or Z which makes any name with those letters banned.
Illegal baby names in Portugal
Our poor royal family would be doomed here!…
Illegal baby names in America
Similar to the banned baby names in Portugal, in America they’re not too fond of royal type names either!
Illegal baby names in Denmark
If you’re naming your baby in Denmark you’ll most likely know someone with the same name because the country has a pre-approved list of names that you can pick from.
Not only that but if you want a name not on the list, you’ll have to get permission from Copenhagen University’s Names Investigation Department and at the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs.
Better plan those names early to get your approval in!
A few names illegal in the country are:
Illegal baby names in Hungary
1) Stephan (but you can give them the name Stefán)
It seems Hungary is the place to be having a baby if you want to name your baby something whacky!
Illegal baby names in Saudi Arabia
Some of the names banned in Saudi Arabia include:
Illegal baby names in Mexico
6) James Bond
7) Rolling Stone
10) Christmas Day
11) Burger King
I mean come on seriously?! Who would want to call their baby burger king?!! (or any of these for that matter!)
Illegal baby names in New Zealand
In 2015 these were the top 27 names rejected in 2015, which means people tried to name their children with these clangers…
9) / (symbol in the name) – what on earth?!
10) ( ) a name in brackets – erm why would you?!