Thursday, August 16, 2007

Crazy Baby Names...[Updated]

While one of the best part of being a parent is having the power to name your child. I appreciate this freedom and in no way, shape, or form do I wish to place limitations suchs as laws, fines or any sort of thing if you name your kids something stupid and he is mercilessly teased. I recently blogged making reference to this issue of parents naming their kids stupid names:

little Johnny Jett-Slade and JanieTulika-Rain

BUT

Come on:

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand couple is looking to call their newborn son Superman -- but only because their chosen name of 4Real has been rejected by the government registry.

Pat and Sheena Wheaton say they will get around the decision by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages by officially naming their son Superman but referring to him as 4Real, the New Zealand Herald newspaper has reported.

The Wheatons decided on the name after seeing the baby for the first time in an ultrasound scan and realizing their baby was "for real."

They decided 4Real was the best way to write it, but the name was rejected because the registrar said a name had to be a sequence of characters.

Pat Wheaton said he was considering appealing against the decision through the courts, but whatever happens he won't be budged on his choice.

"No matter what its going to stay 4Real," Wheaton told the Herald, "I'm certainly not a quitter."

A spokesman for the Department of Internal Affairs, which operates the registry told the Herald discussions with the Wheatons about their son's name were continuing.

The baby is now two months old, after the Wheatons first applied to register his name in later June.


Update:

I think I have now heard it all:

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese couple tried to name their baby "@," claiming the character used in e-mail addresses echoed their love for the child, an official trying to whip the national language into line said Thursday.

2 Comments:

Blogger John M Reynolds said...

Why did they not compromise and simply choose Forreal?

Wed Aug 08, 03:48:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Ruth said...

Hi,
My name is Ruth and I'm a Spanish girl, but I can understand your posts. However, my English is too bad, I'm sorry about that.
This post is really funny, cos I never had thought about to call a son like Superman.
If I have a girl, the name will be Iria or Lucia, if I have a boy the name will be Alejandro or Óscar. But I'll never call to my son or daughter Superman, neither J.Lo, nor Catwoman.
Kisses

Tue Aug 14, 07:26:00 AM EDT  

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