what's yo name?

parents be warned at what you name your child. this is a real case in New Zealand:

Court orders name change
Taranaki Daily News | Thursday, 24 July 2008
Some parents have been branded abusers because of the bizarre names of their children.
Family Court Judge Rob Murfitt stated his concerns in a written decision after a custody hearing in New Plymouth revealed a couple had named their child Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.
He was so disturbed at the effect on the nine-year-old that he ordered her temporarily placed under court guardianship so a suitable name could be chosen.
"It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap," he said.
The girl, who had not had her birth officially registered in NZ, had not revealed her name to her friends.

Yes, giving you child a crazy name or some spelling you make up could give them a "social disability or handicap". my favorites from growing up? Ofer Shmucker and Freddy Krueger.


Carrie said...

Yea! Someone is finally standing up against stupid names!! It's my biggest pet peeve of all!

Melanie said...

I totally agree with the judge! Some people are just mean.

I guess that's why our kids ended up with very traditional names with traditional spellings. :)

Danna Banana said...

Oh how I wish that was me. NO offense to Mom and Dad but it is more than a little annoying to correct people your ENTIRE life how to spell and pronounce your name.
It is an absolute constant.

Melanie said...

Oh Danna! I've had problems with my name too, and mine is more common! So dumb, really. And now that there are so many new spellings people have invented for my kids' names, people even ask me sometimes how to spell "Emily" and "Jacob." I have to tell them there isn't an "a" in Emily and there isn't a "k" in Jacob. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

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