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A NZ couple are fighting the powers that be for the right to name their son "4Real", the New Zealand Herald reports. Pat and Sheena Wheaton claim the Department of Internal Affairs has deployed the Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act 1995 in refusing to register the name. The law forbids "names that resemble an …
I seem to remember there was a Gaylord Pron once, but they seem to have vanished from the Google.
Then there are all the old faves like
Anyway, must go
Hugh E Rection.
"blatant prejudice" I hear you all cry!
No, not at all. It's simple. If the kid comes from extremely wealthy parents it will go to a school where it will mix with a load of other kids with equally bizarre and wacko names - the product of equally bizarre and wacko parents.
So it will, in its own way become the norm and no bullying will occur.
Nope, not even for little Frumpleskin Oobidah Poncenby-Smythe.
I was at college at the time of the Poll Tax registration. One of the lads in our house was called Ivan O'Toole, which passed me by at the time until the Poll Tax office called to say that registering a false name was an offence...
Ivan got an apology from them in the end :-)
More recently, here in Ireland we have a tv presenter called Willie Stroker.
My last name's trail. my family have such fun with names
brothers -Thomas William Iain (yes, T-W-I-T) and twin Terence Walter Alexander, Martin (Andrew Richard,), the other one, got off lightly (M-A-R-T).
Then there's cousin Nicola, who until marriage was Miss N.Trail.
At least with me I didn't get the junior/2.0 treatment I'm Peter D, Dad was Peter C, Granddad Peter B
I once had a boss who had hippie parents - she was called Rayn E. Day.
Suprisingly enough when she got married she kept her own last name. Personally i would have ditched it at the first opportunity i got!
Apparently she really wanted to name there daughter sunny or cloudy or something similar but her husband vetoed it. Smart man...
Went to school with a Dawn Breaks.
Went to college with a Holly DeCamp
heard of a friend's sister who was married to some European guy with the surname Tiim (pronounced Time) he wanted to call their son Justin and couldn't understand why she was so against it.
I do have a fond love of mad names, including my own.
I once had a friend called Joris Reindeer and stories like this remind me of a great site that never fails to make me laugh:
Subtitled, A Primer on Parent Cruelty.
On a personal note, when my sister got married she took her husbands surname and became Lorren Hardie.
Ah...how i laughed.
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