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Why do people treat naming a child as some kind of joke?

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Smartiepants79 Wed 01-May-13 20:39:06

This here news.sky.com/story/1085451/new-zealand-baby-name-ban-list-updated
Why in gods name would you do this to your own child?
You are supposed to love them and want the best for them etc...
Why would you want to name a child 4real or V8?

FlightyAphrodite Wed 01-May-13 20:52:45

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DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Thu 02-May-13 00:01:44

I'm in NZ.

Believe me, there are some people here who need this list.

totally giggle-snorting at "number 16 bus shelter" grin

wtf were they thinking?shock

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Thu 02-May-13 00:47:53

I mean, it's hardly aspirational, is it. grin

IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Thu 02-May-13 01:04:01

Clearly a few of those come from where they were conceived.

Unfortunately they don't seem to have the same effect as Porsha, Brooklyn and Phoenix grin

101handbags Thu 02-May-13 14:59:41

Twins Benson and Hedges.... wtf...

MultipleMama Thu 02-May-13 16:14:15

Well, Katie Price is screwed if she moves to New Zealand. Some names are just ridiculous.

DaveMccave Fri 03-May-13 11:42:43

I dont presume they are stupid, but taking the piss out of the forced name registration system.

Booyhoo Fri 03-May-13 11:47:40

grin @ number 16 bus shelter!

if i were to name mine based on where they were conceived they would probably be "1.1 saxo- red" and "cream sofa- leather"

grin

TigOldBitties Fri 03-May-13 11:50:25

You never know if you have patents who are wacky and make a joke of everything, you might grow up to be the same or very similar and find it hilarious that you have such a name.

If you're from of a family of really dull names like Hugo and Catherine and you're called V8 you might feel uncomfortable, but if you've all got wacky names and then you end up being called Catherine you'd feel just as uncomfortable.

Most people I know, would have preferred an alternate name anyway.

It's only a name.

Mine would be bed, bed and bed - which might be a bit confusing!

I did once talk to a teacher who had a pupil called Alfo Margaret - and he asked the mum how she came up with the name, at Parents' Evening.

Her reply: 'Well, 'er was conceived in the graveyard and when I found I'd fell pregnant, I went back and looked at the gravestone, and I thought I'd use the man's name if it were a boy, and the woman's if it were a girl.'

Apparently the tombstone read:

Here Lies John Smith

Also ^(with the long, curved s that looks like an f)

Margaret, his wife.

Hence, Alfo Margaret.

True story.

Booyhoo Fri 03-May-13 12:04:49

shock

that is teh best story i have heard in forever! grin

VenusRising Fri 03-May-13 12:05:05

Evilwolef, that's feckin' hilarious!

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