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07-25-08, 11:51 AM #1
"Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii" is a name so weird it constitutes child abuse according to New Zealand court
Some names are so weird they constitute child abuse, according to a court in New Zealand.
The family court judge reached that conclusion after hearing evidence in the case of a girl named "Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii."
"A lawyer for Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii had reported the 9-year-old was so embarrassed about her name that she had not revealed it to her friends and was other wise known as 'K,'" New Zealand Herald reports. "The lawyer said the girl feared being mocked and teased, and had a better insight about the situation than her parents, who appeared not to have given any thought to implications of giving their child such a name."
Judge Rob Murfitt placed TDTHFH "under the guardianship of the court" pending the selection of a new name. "It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap," he writes, according to the Taranaki Daily News.
He says children have been named Violence, Midnight Chardonnay and Number 16 Bus Shelter. Twins were named Benson and Hedges.
The government tells various news organizations that parents were blocked from giving these names to their children: Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Stallion, Twisty Poi, Keenan Got Lucky, Sex Fruit, Fat Boy, Satan, Adolf Hitler and 4Real.
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