Controversial baby names banned around the world

omg 17/11/2017

Parents can spend hours debating over the perfect baby name. However, some parents can choose absolutely awful names for their kids - and it's no wonder that they get banned.

In New Zealand, it's unacceptable to give babies names that could cause offence, are no longer than 100 characters, have numbers or symbols, use a single letter, or have an official title or rank.

These have stopped names like 'Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii', 'MJ', 'Lucifer' and '4Real' pass through as legal names in NZ.

But overseas, there are tougher sets of legislation around the world that have stopped names such as brands and vegetables getting past.

See some of the most bizarre and controversial baby names that have been banned around the world:

  • Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (Sweden - it was pronounced "Albin")
  • Metallica (Sweden)
  • Prince William (France)
  • Osama bin Laden (Germany)
  • Adolf Hitler (Germany)
  • Elvis (Sweden)
  • Metallica (Sweden)
  • Rambo (Mexico)
  • Circumcision (Australia)
  • Ranga (Australia)
  • Batman (Mexico)
  • Chow Tow (Malaysia - meaning 'smelly head')
  • Facebook (Mexico)
  • Spinach (Australia)
  • Ikea (Sweden)
  • Mercedes (Switzerland)
  • Nutella (France)
  • Mini Cooper (France)
  • Chanel (Switzerland)
  • Burger King (Mexico)
  • Hermoine (Mexico)