These were the baby names rejected in New Zealand during 2020

goss 28/01/2021

Choosing a name for your child can be tricky - so imagine having your chosen name rejected!

A new list out from the Department of Internal Affairs has revealed the names that were turned down in 2020.

"While there are no ‘banned’ names in New Zealand, there are certain boundaries in place," Registrar-General Jeff Montgomery said.

"There's no problem if you want to give your child a spelled-out number or even silly name, but remember your child has to live with it."

Check out the full list of rejected names below...

  • Bishop
  • Caius-Major
  • Commodore
  • Constable
  • Dukes
  • Justice
  • Justus
  • Kiing
  • King
  • Krown-Hayllar
  • Majesty-Faith
  • Major
  • Marley-King
  • Master
  • Messiah
  • Mistah
  • MyHonour
  • Nikita-Majesty
  • Padre
  • Prince
  • Princess
  • Prinz
  • Queen
  • Roya Ltee
  • Royal
  • Royal-Blue
  • Royal-Reign
  • Royalty
  • Royalty-Rain
  • Royele-Blue
  • Royell
  • Saint
  • Saint Cali
  • Sovereign