A French couple have been banned from naming their son Prince William after a court ruled the use of the second-in-line to the throne's name could lead to a “lifetime of mockery”.
French courts have the authority to intervene in the naming of a child if it is decided doing so could protect a child “from a potential lifetime of mockery by overruling the parents”.
Unfortunately for some children, other countries do not exercise the same power.
Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii - A 9-year-old child in New Zealand was made a ward of the court after her parents named her this. The Judge, Rob Murfitt, explained the name “exposed her to teasing” and it “makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily”.
Sex Fruit - A name rejected by a court in New Zealand. Monikers including Mafia No Fear and Lucifer are also banned in the country.
Benson and Hedges (twins) - Both names were accepted by Kiwi officials.
Ikea - A British woman named her baby after the Swedish furniture shop in 2006.
Nutella - Earlier this year a French court banned a couple trying to name their child after the chocolate and hazelnut spread.
Metallica - A couple in Sweden hit trouble when trying to name their baby after the metal band.
Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 - Prounounced Albin, obviously, a Swedish couple were fined for trying to register this unapproved name.
Facebook - Anyone living in Mexico is forbidden from naming their offspring after the social-networking site.
Anus - Denmark has added this name to a list of forbidden names for it's citizens.
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