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I discovered this doozie of a name the other day: Pitbull Shotgun. It once belonged to a boy in Santa Clara, California. He was born in 1986.
I searched for him online (Badlands has a Facebook page, after all) but didn’t find him. Instead, I found this in a newspaper from early 1991:
Among the name change preceedings [sic] listed for Santa Clara, Calif., in July was the petition by a young boy, originally named Pitbull Shotgun Collier, to change his name to Peter Collier.
Good. Nothing left for me to mock, but I’m very happy the name was changed.
Ditto for Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.
Source: “‘Guardians’ married for cause, no love.” Daily Idahonian 24 Jan. 1991: 6B.
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)
Keenan Got Lucy (blocked)
Midnight Chardonnay (allowed)
Number 16 Bus Shelter (allowed)
O.crnia (changed to Oceania)
Sex Fruit (blocked)
Spiral Cicada (blocked)
Twisty Poi (blocked)
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