Disqualified from the race to the bottom

In the race-to-the-bottom entered by the proponents of Silly First Name syndrome there are no winners, the whole cretinous bunch are losers. Fortunately for their progeny, who will have enough of life’s handicaps to overcome given the IQ of their parents, the nanny state steps in to protect some people from their own stupidity. Quote.

Your baby will never be Royal. It is against the law. That kind of name is banned, under the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Act.

The Registrar-General has ruled Royal and 43 other names could not be used, in 2018.

While the most popular names of 2018 were Oliver, Charlotte, Mia and Nikau, the most popular but disallowed names were Royal and King. End quote.

Why on earth would a parent palm their child off with a name like Nikau? Quote.

The Registrar-General was responsible for reviewing potentially inappropriate or illegal names. In 2018, they declined 66 names.

A spokeswoman for the Registrar-General said names could be declined if they were deemed offensive or resembled a rank or title which the baby did not hold.

“Of the nearly 60,000 babies born in New Zealand each year, less than 1% of babies have their name personally considered by the Registrar-General,” the spokeswoman said.

Names which had been blocked in 2018 included military titles, roman numerals and religious names.

Names and titles relating to the monarchy were commonly declined.

Avaya-Royal, Princess-Dixie-Rose, Kingdavid and Royale-Bubz were all declined as named [sic] in 2018. End quote.

Imagine attempting to be taken seriously as a doctor, lawyer, professor, politician etc with a name like Royale-Bubz Smith! Quote.

A large number of royal-esque names with alternative spellings featured in the list of declined names for the year.

Emprah, Heaven-Princezz-Star, Royelle, Royality, Rhoyal-Kahurangi and Majestee-Honours were among many names declined which related to the royal family. End quote.

Regardless of the ethnicity of the parents “Rhoyal-Kahurangi” would have to twitch someone’s cultural appropriation antennae! Many of the other variations were possibly put forward as the way they thought the word was actually spelled. Royale, Royelle, Royaale etc. Quote.

The Department of Internal Affairs, which managed births, deaths and marriages, said families had the chance to argue their case for names which came under review.

The Registrar-General was given the power to reject named in 1995, if they were offensive or an unreasonable length. More recently, it had also started to reject named which appeared to be urls.

In 2016, the department revealed some parents had tried to give their children urls as names. Consequently, the Registrar-General was rejecting names which contained slashes, numbers or dots.

Among the list of names rejected since 1995 were “4real”, “Anal” and children who had been given numbers or roman numerals as names. End quote.

Stuff and Nonsense

Anal? Are you 4real?

What is truly frightening is that the presence of offspring to be named shows that this DNA has been passed on to a new generation.

We must have been very weird parents because we looked at all possible nick-names that could be derived from the names we chose. We even considered middle initials to ensure that the three letters did not spell anything and, in the case of daughters, could not spell anything if they married and changed surname. Strangely, our kids grew up vaguely normal.