Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Cruel Baby Names

1. "Couple name baby Speedy Gonzales"
"A Romanian couple whose baby was born in their car as they rushed to
 hospital are to name the boy Speedy Gonzales"

2. "Tax authorities not kryptonite defeat Superman"
"Swedish authorities have turned down a request by two parents to register
 Superman as a name for their child"

3. "Chinese man cannot name son '@'"
"A man in central China has been refused permission to name his son '@'
 because it cannot be translated into Mandarin - as the law demands"

4. "No dot-com for son, says China"
"A programmer in China has been prevented from naming his baby son"

5. "Japanese kids can be called Buttocks or Prostitute"
"Japanese children can be named 'Buttocks' or 'Prostitute' after a row
 between parents and officials over a new list of acceptable names"

6. "Parents turning to soaps for names"
"Parents are turning to soaps to find names for their children"

7. "Fragrant idea"  [expired link]
"Parents Danny and Dominique Regan are hoping for the sweet smell of
 success for their children - after naming all three after perfumes.
 New-born baby girl Dior is the latest in a line of fragrant names,
 which includes daughter Angel (13 months) and eight-year-old son Klein"

8. "Moon Unit voted weirdest celeb baby name"
"Moon Unit Zappa has been voted the most bizarrely named celebrity
 offspring off all time"

9. Baby's Named a Bad, Bad Thing: A Primer on Parent Cruelty
A catalog of naming questions and suggestions posted on several different
baby naming bulletin boards