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May
06
2013

People keep asking us if we have a baby name. And we sort of do. We have four. So maybe we will just string them all together and make one super power baby name.

Speaking of names, do you know that there are 12 countries that regulate what you can name your child? In New Zealand, the government rejected requests for baby names like “Lucifer,” “Messiah” and “Christ.”

“Mafia No Fear” and “4Real” also didn’t make the cut which is a shame because 4Real is obviously adorable.

But strangely, New Zealand gave the thumbs up to “Number 16 Bus Shelter.” I wonder what the nickname for that is. Bus? Shelty? Your Name Sucks? One of those probably.

The Dominican Republic considered banning unusual names after some parents began naming their children after cars or fruit.

Why are people so down on naming your kid Toyota Highlander anyway?!

Sweden banned “Superman,” “Metallica,” “Ikea” and the super catchy “Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116.”

For the most part, you can name your kid whatever you want in the U.S. so it’s nice to know that “Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116″ is still available.

Meanwhile, I keep catching my reflection these days at 37 1/2 weeks and my reaction is mostly, OMG – is my belly really that big?!

pregnant - 37 weeks

Yes, apparently it is.

mama bird notes:

Where else can you find me? On Alpha Mom, I wrote about what to do when your child wants something that is not in the family budget… like Uggs.

On Lifetime Moms, I talk about why Gwyneth Paltrow might not be my pick for the most beautiful woman in the world.

And I’m also giving advice on what to buy when you’re expecting twins for Cool Mom Picks. And no, I’m not expecting twins. Wouldn’t that be hilarious? Okay, not really.

31 Responses to banned baby names: some of these are sort of crazy

  • OMH.. You’re a skinny person with a bump (okay… a beach ball).
    It’s soo awesome to know there’s a real little person in there, complete with personality and opinions. Blows my mind. Congratulations Mommy.

  • Scrappysue says:

    Yep there was an article on the news the other day. Titles are banned too so king and queen are out! All the best Kelcey. You look great

  • Megan says:

    You look gorgeous! It’s amazing what the female body can do! The count downs on…hang in there!

  • Ashley says:

    We are in the same situation. I’m 36w and we have little no name coming in a few weeks. We have a short list. Hopefully she’ll have a name before she turns 10.

  • Heather says:

    I’m from New Zealand and I’m kinda bummed my parents chose ‘Heather’ when there were so many amazing options! I know another popular name in NZ is Sativa (which fyi, is marijuana). Come here little pot head, it’s time for your breakfast!

    Did you know there are countries where there is a baby naming list (I think it is only a few thousand names for each sex) and you can only name from that list. Or in Sri Lanka, you name your baby by when it was born. There are a list of syllables and you can mix and match from the appropriate ones for your baby’s time and date of birth! My Sri Lankan friend is called Shalini so it isn’t too bad of a concept.

  • Angie says:

    You look great!!! :) Say hello to the family! Did you find a helper? I hope so! Can’t wait to see pics of the baby!

  • daphne says:

    What happens when a car company names an SUV after a kid?! And then a bottled water company? My poor Acadia…

    Your getting close and looking great!

  • Selfish Mom says:

    This is one that I just can’t wrap my mind around. I mean, in theory, I think the government should stay out of it. But in practice, people are insane and need to be controlled for the good of their children. It’s why I can never be a Libertarian. People are too stupid to be trusted.

  • Patrick says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe Billy Bob is still permitted in most of America, perhaps even in New York.

  • jen says:

    That’s some beach ball you got there, Kelcey! You have that beautiful baby glow about you :) And my (unsolicited) baby name suggestion is “Ansel” — love that name, and probably bc we have an Ansel coming today for a playdate.
    Hope to see you all soon. Xx

  • Marta says:

    My husband and I have always joked about naming our kid President. It just seems like they would be all set for higher office. However at that point Would they be called President President Hobschied? Seems a little redundant.

    In school we joked about having a kid named Uranus so we could yell things like “Get your hands off Uranus!”

  • Jen says:

    Shelty suddenly seems like the perfect name… wait a second…

    Hilarious post since I’m in the middle of trying to pick out two names for the twin girls I’m expecting. I swear some of the stuff people come up with!

    P.s. you look amazing!

  • Beth says:

    A friend of mine had a child in her class named La_a. Pronounced Ladasha…no kidding.

    • annie says:

      A friend of mine told me about a girl with the same name. Could there possibly be two??? I don’t think she was school age yet. Those poor teachers!!

  • Louise says:

    I’m also from New Zealand! A few years ago a child was taken from her parents and placed into our version of CPS due to child abuse….as they had named her Tallulah Does The Hula From Hawaii.

    Apparently we’re all insane.

  • Marinka says:

    I know people who named their daughter “E” so that she could pick our her own name when she was older. I hope she picks E-name.

  • Mom101 says:

    I have an entire list of rejected baby names on my blog somewhere if you want to pick one of those. Unless, like me, you have an issue with “Clinton Portis Kintner” or “Joe Gibbs Kintner.” Which is likely.

    PS best twin advice giver ever!

  • annie says:

    I tended to choose names on the very bottom of the popular list but by the time they hit kindergarten it was #1. Pissed me off!

  • emily says:

    You look great!! Can’t believe how quick he is going to be here. My mom is a teacher and she has a little girl named Abcde pronounced “Ap-c-dee” rhymes with Rhapsody. Except like my mom and I were saying it wouldn’t be pronounced Ap-c-dee, it should be Ab-c-dee. But whatever. If you have already ruined your kid’s name by naming them Abcde, why not mispronounce it, too?


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