Thursday, July 24, 2008

New Zealand Judge changes girls name after he deemed it inappropriate

In New Zealand, a judge took custody of a girl for the purpose of giving her a new name. Her old name? Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. That's bad. Here's what the judge said:

"The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment which this child's parents have shown in choosing this name," he wrote. "It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily."

Click here to read the entire story.

You might find it interesting that New Zealand can, by law, block names that are deemed inappropriate. In fact, some of the names they have blocked are: "Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit, he said. But others were allowed, including Number 16 Bus Shelter, and tragically, Violence."

My wife and I did our best to select names for our children that would give them every advantage possible. Andrew, Allyson, Morgan, and Mackenzie. How did we do? I hope we did alright. Tye out.

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