New Zealand Officials: Parents Can't Name Child '4Real'

  1. WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities have blocked a couple's bid to officially name their new son "4real," saying numerals are not allowed.
    Pat and Sheena Wheaton said they decided to name their new baby "4real" shortly after having an ultrasound and being struck by the reality of his impending arrival.
    "For most of us, when we try to figure out what our names mean, we have to look it up in a babies book and ... there's no direct link between the meaning and the name," Pat Wheaton told TV One on Wednesday. "With this name, everyone knows what it means."
    But when the parents filed the name with New Zealand's Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, they were told names beginning with a number were against the rules.
    The government office has opened negotiations with the parents about the name under a policy that says all unusual names must be given case-by-case consideration.
    "The name has not at this stage been rejected," Registrar-General Brian Clarke said in a statement Thursday. "We are currently in discussions with the parents ... to clarify the situation."

    Clarke said the rules are designed to prevent names that are "likely to cause offense to a reasonable person." Satan and Adolf Hitler were proposed names that have been declined, he said.
    If no compromise has been reached by July 9, the baby will be registered as "real," officials say.
    New Zealand law requires all children born in the South Pacific nation to be registered with the Births, Deaths and Marriages registry within two months of birth.

    Source: Fox News


    Could you imagine going through life with a name like 4real??? God, that kid would get made fun of so much in school lol. What are parents like this thinking?!?!
  2. HAHAHA that's awesome. I hope the child grows up & gives the official that decided that a big hug for saving him/her from such a terrible name!
  3. Somebody tried to call their child Satan?????!
  4. Hahaha :roflmfao: I can't believe someone in their right mind would actually want to give their kid those names.
  5. Wow, well if "4Real" doesn't go through there's always "Sweet-As" ;)
  6. At least they didn't name it Weather'By Dot Com Chanel Fourcast Sheppard. Seriously someone named thier freakin kid that.

    There was a whole thread on about stupid names and there was a site linked about all the dumb names parents name thier kids.

    I'll have my boyfriend dig it up and I'll post it later.

    Some of the names are just crazy.
  7. Gosh, people, be nice to your children and give them a normal name! They'll be the ones deciding what nursing home to put you in, remember that.
  8. LOL for real! :rolleyes:
  9. My aunt and uncle named their child Bucky, just two years ago. WHY would you do that to a child?!! His middle name is John, so I just call him that if I'm around. I don't know what was going through their heads!!!
  10. 4Real!! :smile:
  11. Bucky? I'd be afraid somebody would make fun of my kid and call him Buckwheat :sad:

  12. Poor Kid!
  13. you know, i'm all for citizen autonomy and the non-interference of government...

    but THANK GOD someone stopped those crazy bastards. i mean, seriously, are they stupid?
  14. That isnt a nice name. Sounds weird!
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    "I guess Not2late4abortion is out."

    Sorry, I found that hilarious.