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Judge: Girl's name, Talula Does The Hula, won't do

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  1. tripwire45
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    I don't think the courts should have the ability to override family decisions in most cases, but I'm wondering if this is an exception:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080724/ap_on_re_au_an/new_zealand_bizarre_names

    When you read the story, you'll see some examples of some very odd and in a few cases, "dangerous" names.

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    I heard about this on the way home, there are some really really insane names out there. What possesses a parent to call their kid number 16 bus shelter?
     
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    Yes, I read it to in a Dutch newssite. By the way, in my article the name of the boy was "Keenan got lucky" (not Lucy).
    The original site is http://www.stuff.co.nz/dailynews/4630083a6002.html
     
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    Yes Keenan got Lucky is what I heard too.
     
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    I think it's worse when a parent calls their kids a name like those but what about people who actually change their names to something weird by deed poll.

    Some guy changed his name to Lord sidious after the emperor in Star Wars..:blink
     
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    If an adult wants to change their own name to (in my opinion) something stupid, that's their privilege. A child doesn't have a choice as to what they're named and it seems that there are some adults out there that give their children names they wouldn't give to a pet (sorry, pet owners). :rolleyes:
     
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    yeah well the twins called Benson & Hedges (for those that don't know B & H are a brand of cigarette). You would struggle to call your pet hamsters that.
     
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    I think it depends on the pets. I would give a mouse a different kind of name compared to a dog. I know of two goldfish which were house in the main building of WordPerfect Netherlands. One was very fat, the other very skinny. The firts one was called F6 (bold), the second one F3 (help).
     
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    F3 F6 they are cool names.:D
     
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    Pity the poor child who has difficulty in spelling their own names. Mind you, having said that, I agree - F3 F6 must be from that point of view, a breeze, lol.:biggrin
     
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    Well, my brother in law is called A3 (Adrie, Adrian in English. 3 is 'drie' in Dutch) and I could be called Mar10
    (Martien, 10=tien). A friend of me could have been called L4a (Elvira).
    Well, in real life he is not officially named A3, but he signs his papers that way in shorthand.
    I tried that to, but there were to many people thinking I wrote Mario, so i changed to MarX (X being 10 in Roman) but then I was called Marx. I know of a guy who signs as Mar-. His name is Marnix. Nix sounds like niks meaning nothing in Dutch.
     
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