They're a subject of intense thought for every new parent. After all, the name you give your child follows them their entire life. Some names, especially celebrity ones like Blue Ivy, or Apple, are undoubtedly distinctive. Then there are the names that are just plain illegal.
1. America - Messiah
In 2013, a Texas judge ruled that a baby named Messiah must change his name to Martin because “it’s a title that has only been earned by one person … Jesus Christ.”
The ruling was later overturned.
2. America - Adolf Hitler
In 2009, a three year old New Jersey resident became the subject of contention when a baker refused to decorate a cake for his birthday.
His name was Adolf Hitler Campbell.
3. America - 1069
It’s absolutely illegal to put numerical symbols in your baby’s name. You can’t for instance, name a child 1069, like someone in North Dakota tried to do.
4. America - Accented names
In California, you can’t have accents on your baby’s name, so names like Élodie are out of the question.
5. United Kingdom - Monkey
In the UK, you can’t give your baby a name that might be construed as racist or insulting. For this reason, you can’t call your child “Monkey.”