New Zealand Bans Weird Baby Names
Link: New Zealand bans weird baby names – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs
I think that this could usefully be enforced here. While working in London supporting Primary and Secondary schools I saw some forenames for boys and girls that really made me wonder what the parents were thinking about.
The two that I recall most readily are:
There were many other examples but I think you get the idea. I am all for allowing parents to make choices for their own kids. However when the names that are chosen for the children are beyond what could be described as ridiculous I would say that it is a form of abuse.
- Bed Spring
- Beer Bottle
Of course the question of what is and what is not acceptable must fall to someone. Making that decision will not be easy when the name put forward for approval is out of the ordinary and has not traditionally been used as a name.