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35 Baby Names That Have Been Banned Around the World

Choosing a name for a new baby is one of the first important decisions parents make in their kids’ lives. They might pick a classic, like one of the most popular names from the 1950s, or try to mix things up with a more unique moniker

If they decide to share their choice before the baby is born, most expectant parents get a lot of unsolicited feedback on the potential name of their little bundle of joy. Family members, friends, and even complete strangers seem to have no problem giving their opinion when it comes to the naming process. 

In many other parts of the world, this can also come in the form of government officials literally banning a baby name from being bestowed on a newborn. While in the United States most “names” (other than obscenities) are up for grabs, countries like Germany and Mexico put things on the no-go list because it might be too close to a professional title or just sound too weird. 

As you can see below, the kiddos who weren’t allowed to have some of the more unique choices listed are probably better off. On the other hand, some of them seem completely harmless.

Take a look at the banned baby names from around the world to see if you agree with the government officials who nixed them.

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