Ida-Qween, Triple M and X: Baby names Kiwi parents were denied to use in 2017

omg 10/01/2018

The Department of Internal Affairs has released its annual list of names that were declined in 2017, when registered through the SmartStart system. 

"A name or combination of names must not cause offence to a reasonable person, be unreasonably long, or include or resemble an official title or rank," according to the Department of Internal Affairs.

Names appearing not to meet these criteria are reviewed by the registrar-general and the family have an opportunity to present their reasons for the name. 

"Less than one percent of babies have their proposed name considered, but the name of any baby born and registered in New Zealand must comply with New Zealand's rules, regardless of the nationality of the parents," says Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages Jeff Montgomery.

The name denied the most was 'Prince', with four rejections. 'Royal' and 'Royalty' were denied three times each, with other interesting entries including "Justyce-Krimson" and "X".

There were even entries for basic grammatical symbols such as '/' and '.'. 

See below the list of names that were not approved by the registrar-general in 2017.

Name

Count

.

1

/

1

Chief

1

Duke

2

Ida-Qween

1

II

1

III

1

IV

1

Jahstice

1

Judge

1

Justice

1

Justus

1

Justyce

1

Justyce-Krimson

1

King

1

Lady

1

Legion-King

1

Majesty

1

Major

1

Messiah

1

Miss

2

Priince

1

Prince

4

Prince-Pahata

1

Prynce

1

Regal

1

Rogue

1

Royaale

1

Royal

3

Royale-Lee

1

Royall

1

Royalty

3

Saint

2

Sovereign

1

Triple M

1

X

1


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