The first thing a child is probably born is to give him a nice name. Ah Yan once talked about giving children Chinese names, English names, and how foreigners Chinese names, which are probably good and meaningful.

But the world is big, and it’s all strange. In different countries, there are also different restrictions on naming children. Today we will talk about those banned names~

In 2015, a French couple decided to name their daughter


。 Nutella (Chinese translation “Nengtoe”) is Italian

The name of a chocolate sauce

Parents want their daughters to be as sweet and loved as chocolate sauce.

However, a French judge disagreed, insisting that the name would only lead to mockery and disrespectful remarks. Ultimately, the court ruled that the child’s name should be shortened to a more traditional-sounding “Ella.”


(悪魔) means devil in Japanese. Regarding the use of this word to name children, it caused a lot of waves in Japanese society in the early 90s of the last century, and even attracted the attention of the prime minister.

The then attorney general objected to government intervention, saying that “it is not appropriate for parents to change their children’s names without a legal basis”. However, naming children “devils” eventually became illegal in Japan. Probably also afraid that children will be discriminated against or bullied at school.

Shortly after 9/11, a Turkish couple living in Cologne, Germany, had a whim to name their child after Osama bin Laden. German officials refused the request on the grounds that their naming guidelines included a rule that all names should not contain words that might lead to humiliation.

What’s more, German law prohibits the use of foreign names that are illegal in the parents’ home country, and the special name “bin Laden” is afraid that it will be restricted all over the world.

You read that right,”


“Also in the list of applications for names. Like many countries, China does not allow symbols or numbers in children’s names. Despite the “@” symbol homonymizing “love him”, a couple thought that the symbol was a suitable name for their son, but the result was predictably dismissed.

Imagine how helpless the teacher in class named a bunch of special symbols.


is a country that requires parents to choose their child’s name from a pre-approved list. Parents need permission from the government to choose from outside the list of 7,000 names, which about 250 names are rejected each year. Words such as monkey have also been applied for, but are not allowed by the Danish government.


Popular all over the world, but there is one place where it is illegal to name a child after this furniture store – Sweden, where it was born. The reason is that the name violates the country’s strict nomenclature.

Speaking of

Fish and chips

(fish and chips), everyone must think of that famous British dish. I don’t know if it was because they liked the dish so much, a New Zealand couple named the newborn twins. However, it was banned.

Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, might not have been given that name if she had been born in Italy.

A couple in Milan tried to name their daughter Blu (the Italian spelling of blue), but were ordered to change it. The Italian nomenclature states, “

The name given to the child must match their gender

”。 Since “blu” is an unconventional name, the judge cannot judge its gender attribution and is therefore illegal.

A French couple wants to name their child


, the French court intervened. The judge claimed that the name Fraise would invite ridicule because there is a phrase in French that is “ramène ta fraise”, which means “move your ass here”. Eventually the parents took the name Fraisine instead.

In Rosario, Argentina, home of famed star Messi, too many people named their babies Messi that the town passed a law specifically banning the name. Now that Messi has moved to Paris, there may be more Messi babies in France.

That’s it for the “forbidden name”~

If you had the opportunity to name yourself,

What would you choose to call it?

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