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June 21, 2007

For Reals?

Apparently in New Zealand you can't name your child a name with numerals in it! Who'd a thought...?

New Zealand authorities have blocked a couple's bid to officially name their new son "4real," saying numerals are not allowed. It's a very special meaning to the parents, so I'm wondering if they'll just change it to Fourreal? Not the same effect, I guess. You can read the article here.

A friend recently mentioned about going to her child's preschool graduation where someone had really named their son Braxton Hicks. I can imagine the sentiment there! I've heard some crazy names, but I am not sure I'd want someone to tell me what I could or couldn't name our baby.

The rules in New Zealand are designed to prevent names that are "likely to cause offense to a reasonable person." Like Satan and Adolf Hitler. Ah, makes sense. Obviously this is not a rule that is followed among celebrity parents lately. Poor Audio Science and Moxie Crimefighter. The more I think about them, though, they kinda grow on me. Eh, maybe.

Stephanie blogs at Adventures In Babywearing.


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