Judge Issues Ruling Barring Baby Names

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If celebrity baby names in the U.S. followed this international court ruling, we'd see more Maddie Briann-like and fewer Apple-like names.

A family court judge in New Zealand has had it with parents giving their children bizarre stupid names, and well, he did something about it.

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He renamed Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.

Judge Rob Murfitt made the 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so that her name could be changed, he said in a ruling made public Thursday.

The new name was not made public to protect the girl's privacy.

"The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment which this child's parents have shown in choosing this name," he wrote.

"It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily."

WE TAKE IT BACK: One of our writers ripped the name Honor Marie Warren in a recent Face-Off. That's downright conservative compared to the ones below.

In his ruling, Murfitt cited a list of other unfortunate names.

Registration officials blocked names such as Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy, Sex Fruit, Number 16 Bus Shelter and, simply, Violence.

New Zealand law does not recognize any names that would "cause offense to a reasonable person," among other conditions, according to Brian Clarke, the registrar general of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Levi Alves McConaughey would probably be legitimate, in other words. Pilot Inspektor Lee, however? That's a different matter.

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