24 July 2008

Naming rights

Top 6 names to not call your children if you don't want to get deemed a child abuser by a loval judge (front page news in the provinces today):

1. Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii
2. Number 16 Bus Shelter
3. Violence
4. Midnight Chardonnay
5. Benson and Hedges
6. Fish and Chips

It gets better: Benson and Hedges and Fish and Chips are twins.

Wow, and to think we very nearly had AndyWarhol or Doctor, though only as a middle name. Went with Andrew by the way - strong family links and will be seeking naming right fees from other bloggers.

(Turns out Doctor may have contravened s.18 of the Births Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 anyway)


Martha Craig said...

To be honest, Midnight Chardonnay seems bloody tame compared to the rest. There are some corkers at Finn's school, Kaos, Keanu (x2) and Denzel in his class alone.

bestof3 said...

My mum registers new entrants at a NP primary school, and some of the names she brings home are outstanding - guns are popular.

I thought Masport & Mower were pure gold.

beetlebum said...


Renata Rizzo said...

Between Martina's friends there is a necessity of new spellings for common names, you find a Jhulia and a Jean Pietro but here there is a maxim in a pole "One Two Three de Oliveira Four"

Cheryl Bernstein said...

The NZ naming thing has now gone global -- poor Tallulah does the Hula! Slate magazine has an article about it.