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’4Real’ — New Zealand reveals banned baby names

AFP-JIJI

New Zealand officials Wednesday released a list of 77 baby names proposed by parents that were rejected because they were too bizarre or offensive, including “Lucifer” and “Mafia No Fear.”

The list shows one child was set to be called “Anal” before the Department of Internal Affairs vetoed the idea, while another narrowly avoided being dubbed “.” — a period. Other names included “4Real” and “Queen Victoria.”

In some cases, parents appeared to have lost any inspiration for coming up with a moniker for their offspring, wanting to call the latest addition to the family simply “2nd,” “3rd” or “5th.”

The department’s rules forbid any name that might imply a child holds an official title or rank, so “King,” “Duke” and “Princess” were among those that have been turned down the most since 2001. “Justice” was the most popular, with 62 rejections, although “Justus” and “Juztice” also failed to gain official approval.