12 of our favourite banned baby names from around the world


by Ellie Kirwin-Jones |

In Britain, pretty much any baby name you want is up for grabs. But not all countries are so liberal. Around the world, some parents’ baby name choices have been banned for being unclear, too long, or just plain silly

Did you know that us lucky Brits have no restrictions on what we can name our babies? It’s true. Just ask Gandalf, Scab and Hashtag.

Other countries have great fun putting names on the no-go list – ones they deem to be human rights violations, confusing or just ridiculous.

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1) Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii - New Zealand

This nine-year-old New Zealander had her name changed by the courts, who criticised her parents for giving her such a 'bizzarre' name.

She told her school friends she was called 'K' as she was so embarrassed by being Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. The judge said "It makes a fool of the child".

Whether Talula could do the hula from Hawaii is unknown.

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