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

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A family court judge in New Zealand has had enough with parents giving their children bizarre names here, and did something about it.


    Just ask Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. He had her renamed.

    Judge Rob Murfitt made the 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so that her name could be changed, he said in a ruling made public Thursday. The girl was involved in a custody battle, he said.

    The new name was not made public to protect the girl's privacy.

    "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."

    The girl had been so embarrassed at the name that she had never told her closest friends what it was. She told people to call her "K" instead, the girl's lawyer, Colleen MacLeod, told the court.

    In his ruling, Murfitt cited a list of the unfortunate names.

    Registration officials blocked some names, including 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," he said.

    New Zealand law does not allow names that would cause offense to a reasonable person, among other conditions, said Brian Clarke, the registrar general of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

    Clarke said officials usually talked to parents who proposed unusual names to convince them about the potential for embarrassment.

  2. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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    Why would anyone want to give their kids names that will cause ridicule to the kid when they got older? Do they not think about things like this when they pick names?:bang2::bang2::bang2:
  3. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    In the immortal words of Forrest Gump: "Stupid is as stupid does".

    COWBOYSNUM1 Active Member

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    Was From Hawaii part of her name also? I noticed From Hawaii was capitalized, and she is actually from New Zealand.

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