Banned baby names:Lucifer, Anal are just some that made the list

New Zealand releases list of banned names


If you were thinking of naming your new bundle of joy Lucifer or maybe Christ or Anal, you might find yourself in trouble, if you live in New Zealand. Those are just some of the names that have been banned by the government, according to CNN.

The New Zealand has released a list of banned names which also include Messiah, Justice and King.

Parents have to run by the government any name they want to bestow on their baby. And each year, there’s a list of unusual ones too bizarre to pass the test.

The country's Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages shared that growing list with CNN.

What happens to parents who don’t follow the rules? According to CNN, four years ago, a 9-year-old girl was taken away from her parents by the state so that her name could be changed from “Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii.”