Should certain baby names be banned?
Should you be allowed to name your child whatever you want? Even if it's Lucifer?
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While I believe that the government shouldn't be allowed to tell you how to parent your child, when some people want to name their twins Fish and Chips (true story, a New Zealand couple tried this) the government should be able to say: "Hold up, that's child abuse".

People can be ridiculous when it comes to naming their kids. Granted 98% of the world's population give their babies normal names and then you get those people who want their children's names to be unique. That's when you end up with Kal-El Cage and JerMajesty Jackson. Thank you, Nicholas Cage.

But celebrities aren't the only ones who give their children ridiculous names. Normal every day people have tried to name their children anything and everything from Lucifer, Number 16 Bus Shelter and 4Real in New Zealand to Chow Tow – which means 'Smelly Head' in Malaysia.

A New Zealand couple was forced by a judge to change their daughter's name from Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii because "it makes a fool of the child" according to the Express.co.uk.

Italian courts are also allowed to step in "when the child's name is likely to limit social interaction and create insecurity" says the BBC.

Should certain baby names be banned?

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