Banned baby names from around the world

Marie Claire Dorking

Earlier this year we found out that there are some baby names that are at risk of becoming extinct.

Then grandparents expressed their feelings about the baby monikers they’re really not loving. Followed swiftly by Mumsnet users who went online to share examples of the worst baby names they’ve ever heard.

But, now it seems there are some names you cannot name your baby. Yep, that’s right, there are actual banned baby names.

Not every name makes it through the legal system. Photo: Getty

Back in 2011, the Pope declared war on parents naming babies after celebrities, fruit or, er, popular sports cars.

In an address to parents, his holiness implored worshipers to try to “give your children names that are in the Christian calendar”.

So Apple, Morocco and Mercedes are all out (sorry Gwynnie, Mariah and co!)

But his holiness isn’t the only figure of authority to clamp down on monikers that fall into the should-not-be-allowed list.

In fact, various baby names have been banned around the world for reasons of taste, decency or just plain silliness.

Most people steer away from calling their baby Anus, but some parents don't. Photo: Getty

While it’s likely the mums and dads were looking for something unique to stand out in the baby name crowd, perhaps they should have stuck to something tried and tested like Oliver and Charlotte which were revealed as the most popular baby names in Australia earlier this year.

But all that’s too late now.

So without further ado, here’s our list of the top outlawed baby names from all over the globe. Disclaimer: some of them are pretty bonkers.

Source: Giphy

  • Metallica
  • Miatt
  • Ovnis
  • Nutella
  • Facebook
  • @
  • Gesher AKA 'Bridge'
  • Cyanide
  • Daemon
  • Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii
  • Akuma AKA 'Devil'
  • Chow Tow
  • Lucifer
  • Anus
  • Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116

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