Friday, July 25, 2008

As I'm sure you're all aware, people have gotten into the habit of naming their kids some pretty weird things these days, especially people in the entertainment industry. Witness Bob Geldof's daughter Fifi-Trixibelle, Penn Gillette's daughter Moxie Crimefighter, Christie Brinkley's kid Sailor Lee (I assume that's a boy). The list goes on: Jigme, Kafka, Phoenix Chi, Rumer, Tabooger, Prince Michael, and poor, poor David Carradine's kid I.P. Freely. Why don't you just beat the crap out of that kid yourself, David?

This week, a judge in Wellington, New Zealand ordered that a young girl's name be changed from the one her parents gave her: Talula Does the Hula from Hawaii. The 9-year-old girl has been so embarrassed by the name, she's never even told her closest friends what it is and prefers to go by the name "K." In his report, the Judge wrote, "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." Unlike in America, New Zealand law does not allow names that would "cause offense to a reasonable person," says the Registrar General of Births. Registration officials have blocked other names (Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit) while, inexplicably, others have been allowed (Number 16 Bus Shelter, and tragically, Violence). You have to think the New Zealand goverment has the right idea - I'm sure Caspar, Daisy Boo and Malu Valentine would all agree.


Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

Shannyn Sossaman's kid is Audio Science.

Some people are evil.

2:53 PM  
Blogger LA said...

I read about that kid in Oz. WTF are the parents thinking? I had trouble enough with my name, and my name's not even wacky, just ethnic.

6:04 PM  

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