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Top Baby Names in Hertfordshire, England

In Hertfordshire, the top ten baby boy names of 2010 were Jack, Oliver, Daniel, Thomas, Joshua, Alexander, Charlie, Harry, George and Joseph.

The top ten baby girl names were Isabelle, Daisy, Charlotte, Sophie, Sienna, Summer, Megan, Grace, Lucy and Olivia.

Unusual names like Hunni Princess, Blossom Bluebell and Ged Spartacus were also bestowed, but Roger Gagan, Chief Executive of the Watford and West Hertsfordshire Chamber of Commerce, does not approve of names like these:

I really think that in 20 years’ time, when these children are applying for jobs and going for interviews, that some of these names could really count against them.

Unfortunately some of these ludicrous names make people look like a bit of a joke. It could even make a difference to them getting a place at university.

I agree with Roger. How about you?

Sources: Ged Spartacus and Angel J among unusual baby names registered by Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire welcomes Ged Spartacus and Storm (press release)


Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii …Gets a Name Change

Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii — this used to be the actual name of a 9-year-old girl from New Zealand.

She had been so embarrassed by it that she “had refused to tell her friends her name and went simply by “K”.”

Then Judge Rob Murfitt stepped in. While presiding over a custody hearing for the girl, he decided to make her a ward of the court in order to change her name. He wrote in his ruling:

The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment which this child’s parents have shown in choosing this name. It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily.

Thank you, Judge Murfitt. You did the right thing.

Other baby names Judge Murfitt has seen in the NZ Family Court system include:

Cinderella Beauty Blossom (blocked)
Fat Boy (blocked)
Fish and Chips (twins) (blocked)
Hitler (blocked)
Kaos (blocked)
Keenan Got Lucy (blocked)
Midnight Chardonnay (allowed)
Number 16 Bus Shelter (allowed)
O.crnia (changed to Oceania)
Sex Fruit (blocked)
Spiral Cicada (blocked)
Stallion (blocked)
Twisty Poi (blocked)
Violence (allowed)
Yeah Detroit (blocked)

P.S. Yup, New Zealand is also where 4real‘s name was blocked. (Superman was later approved.)

Source: NZ judge orders ‘odd’ name change

Bad Baby Name Definitions

I just posted a new article, “Beware of Bad Baby Name Definitions,” over at BellaOnline.

It was hard to include only a few bad baby name definitions. For instance, I left out “Graham – warlike,” “Blossom – lovely,” and “Robin – queen of the morning.”

What about you guys — have you come across any crazy name definitions lately?

EDIT: The original article is gone, but here’s a post that’s similar: Bad Baby Name Definitions at BabyNames.com.