Top 10 Banned Baby Names

Top 10 Banned Baby Names
  1. Staalman

In Gothenburg, Sweden, a baby was born with his arm up in the air like Superman. So, his parents decided to name him Staalman, which is Swedish for “man of steel.” Unfortunately, the Swedish authorities are really strict on baby-naming and it was rejected.

  1. Mona Lisa

In Portugal, naming children is a really big deal. There’s even a list of outlawed names, including Mona Lisa. In addition, the list forbids naming someone a foreign name or after famous people, for example, Hendrix. A name needs to be “distinctly Portuguese,” and that’s why there are so many Marias in Portugal!

  1. Daemon

Derived from the name Damon, a French couple decided to name their baby Daemon, with an e, to make it sound more French. But, the French authorities thought it sounded demonic and forbid them to name their child that. The couple took the case to court, and eventually won the right to name their baby Daemon.

  1. @

One couple from China saw this symbol and thought it looked like the Chinese symbol for “love him.” Unsurprisingly, the Chinese authorities banned it.

  1. Metallica

Back to Sweden, a couple appealed to the court to name their baby Metallica. They let the appeal stand, and Baby Metallica got to keep his name.

  1. 4Real

This name has its origins in a couple’s trip to the doctor. They saw an ultrasound of their baby for the first time, and that’s when they realized it was “for real.” Accordingly, they decided to name their child 4Real in honor of this moment. But, the New Zealand government rejected it, and Superman was the reasonable second choice. But, the parents vowed to call him “4Real” in the privacy of their own home.

  1. Akuma

Otherwise known as “demon” in Japanese, this couple eventually named their child “Akuma” after a series of legal problems. Unfortunately, a few years later the family broke up and Akuma was sent to an orphanage. The lesson here, is don’t invoke any spirits on your child by naming him after a demon.

  1. Sor Chai

This name translates to “insane” in Malaysian. After a few other horrible names “Chow Tow” (smelly head) and “Khiow Koo” (hunchback), the Malasyian government proceeded to tighten up their naming laws. Nowadays, you can’t name your child after Japanese sports cars, animals, insects, fruits, or vegetables.

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Back to Sweden, a couple was fined 5,000 kronor on Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116’s 6th birthday for naming their child this. They hadn’t changed his name as a protest against the strict government policy. If you were wondering, it’s pronounced Albin.

  1. Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii

On her 9th birthday, this girl was made a ward of the court so that she could change her name. Previously, she had gone by “K.” The judge said that “The name makes a fool of the child and sets her up for a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily.”