Thursday, 13 February 2014

"Don't Name Your Child Rambo", Mexico Bans the Name Along With 'Panties', 'Facebook' and 61 Other Names

Sylvester Stallone as Rambo in the Movie First Blood
Sad times for all you social media fans – if you’re in Sonora, Mexico, you can’t name your baby 'Facebook'.

‘Rambo’ is also off the list after the state began banning names found to be odd or offensive.

"The law is very clear because it prohibits giving children names that are derogatory or that don't have any meaning and that can lead to bullying."Sonora state Civil Registry director Cristina Ramirez told the Associated Press. She says the now banned names have been found at least once in state registries.

So far 61 names have been struck off and more could follow as officials continue to check records in the state’s 132 new-born registries.
Ramirez said that in the town of Navojoa, a boy was recently named "Juan Calzon," or "Juan Panties," and a girl was named "Lady Di."

Other odd names include a girl called "Marciana," or "Martian," and a boy called "Circuncision," or "Circumcision."

Sonora is across the border from the U.S. state of Arizona

This brings to mind a story I read last year about a lady who named her baby Hashtag. Read that story here.

I also personally know of some Nigerians who have given some pretty strange names to their children; ChickenFrog, ChristianoRonaldo, Republic, Ojutelegan (The Haters have been put to shame) among others. What strange names have you heard?

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