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Baby can be called Metallica, but not Ned Kelly

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by clontaago, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    YOU can call your kid Metallica, Fully Hektik Sik or God Bless, but don't even think about giving him the name Ned Kelly - that would be offensive.

    Christian names deemed acceptable and unacceptable by the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages provide interesting reading.

    The Registry can reject a name for a number of reasons under the Registration Act 1995.

    Reasons include that the name might be obscene or offensive, is too long or includes "symbols without phonetic significance."

    The Act also bans official titles, ranks or names "contrary to the public interest for some other reason".

    Nor can names be a sentence.

    Ned Kelly was rejected for public interest reasons, as was Jesus Christ. Post Master General and Chief Maximus were rejected because they are titles.

    Other names knocked back included a blank space, the child's Medicare number and the number seven, a name suggested in the sitcom Seinfeld.

    Titles including Prince, Princess, Dame, Duke, King, Queens and Lady have all been rejected, but Prince, Queen, Lady and Sir are eligible used on their own.

    For reasons known only to the Registrar, Metallica, Fully Hektik Sik and God Bless are acceptable.

    For privacy reasons, the Attorney General's office, which oversees the Registry, could not reveal Metallica's identity. Fully Hektik Sik's surname also remains unidentified to all except his/her family and friends.

    Attorney General John Hatzistergos urged parents to use common sense when choosing a name for their child.

    "A person's name is their signature for life, their identity," he said. "A person's reputation will forever be linked to it and I would remind parents of this special significance when choosing a name for their child."

    Sweden recently ruled Metallica an acceptable name, along with Budweiser.

    France and Denmark give citizens a list of names to choose from.

    In 1980, prior to the Registry being tightened up in 1995, an Australian couple successfully registered their child with the name Monkey.

    It appears the celebs are the worst offenders:

    TV chef Jamie Oliver and wife Jools named their three daughters after flowers - there's Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo and Petal Blossom Rainbow.

    U2 guitarist The Edge named his daughter Blue Angel

    Geri Halliwell's daughter is named Bluebell Madonna

    Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza who was previously married to Jermaine's brother Randy called their son Jermajesty

    A Knights Tale actress Shannyn Sossamon called her son Audio Science

    Sylvester Stallone has a child named Sage Moonblood

    My name is ... no, Jason Lee didn't name his son Earl - he called him Pilot Inspektor - yes really.
  2. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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  3. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 / 0
    Easy name the kid Edward Kelly (being Ned's real name) and then nickname him Ned control that NSW Registry of Births
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,235 / 44
  5. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    +37 / 0
    Anyone submitting those names should have them automatically replaced with 'bogan'.  It would save everyone else a lot of time. 
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    +121 / 0
    Fully Hektik Sik = Son of bloke looking for "as seen on ACA" sign?
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +3,437 / 125
    as long as i can register Danger as the middle name, all good
  8. Nthn NSW

    Nthn NSW Active Member

    +59 / 0
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,608 / 118
    You never seem to hear of many kids called Adolf.

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