'Saint' no more: Baby names that are banned in Australia

Anita Lyons
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

When Home and Away sweetheart Tessa James announced the name of her bouncing baby boy with NRL star Nate Myles, it had people wondering.

While Saynt isn’t the most conventional name going around, it was the spelling that had many intrigued.

But the beloved Aussie couple, who welcomed their first child in February, have a good reason for spelling the name with a ‘y’ instead of an ‘i’ – with ‘Saint’ on the list of baby names banned by the Australian Government.

Tessa and Nate revealed their son’s name earlier this week. Photo: Instagram/tessacharis

It’s not that easy to have a name banned, however, to be stricken off the list, names should be seen to be misleading, obscene, impractical or offensive, and the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages will always consider relevant factors like cultural or family relevance before deeming it unacceptable.

So which names have been scrapped?

Admiral, Anzac, Constable, Father, God, Satan, Saint, Sir, King, Queen, Prince, Majesty, President and Prime Minister have all been banned in Australia.

Other names such as Christ, 4real, Lady, Impryss and Lieutenant are gone, as is, Australia, Baron, Bishop and Brother.

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


But it’s not just Australia that have an ‘interesting’ way of naming their kids.

Here’s a list of the top outlawed baby names from all over the globe.

Disclaimer: some of them are pretty bonkers.

Metallica, Miatt, Ovnis, Nutella, Facebook, @, Gesher AKA ‘Bridge’, Cyanide, Daemon, Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii, Chow Tow and Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116.

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