WHAT IS IN A NAME?
A couple who wanted to name their daughter after the hazel nut spread has been barred by a court who declared the name 'Nutella' would only ''lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts'.
A Turkish couple in Germany who regard Al Qaeda's former leader Osama Bin Laden as their hero wanted to name their son after him. German authorities did not allow it.
Any ideas on how to pronounce Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116? This is the name a couple in Sweden wanted to register their child as in protest against the country's naming laws. But they lost the court case.
When Japanese parents register their newborns, the local authorities can say no if they don't think the name is appropriate. Known as a famed video game character, the name Akuma, meaning 'devil', was not permitted.
In New Zealand, parents need a stamp of approval from authorities to bestow a name on their baby. Some of them do not pass the test, like Fish and Chips, which was destined for twins.
Mexico has a long tradition of giving unusual names to children. But the northern state of Sonora thinks there should be a limit to parents' liberty. Harry Potter is among a list over 60 names local authorities have decided to ban. (As well as Burger King, and Hitler)