Crazy kid names not just for celebrity spawn
Can I have a shout-out for Judge Rob Murfitt?
The New Zealand family court judge has had it with parents giving their kids weird names. He finally did something about it when he got the custody case of 9-year-old Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. Yes, you read that right.
According to this story, he made her a ward of the court so her name could be changed. The new name wasn't released to protect the girl's privacy, but you can bet hula isn't a part of it.
The judge said the girl's name "makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily." The girl was so embarrassed she never revealed it to her closest friends and told them to call her K, the story said.
In his ruling, Murfitt cited a list of unfortunate names that weren't allowed, including Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit. Some that were allowed included Number 16 Bus Shelter and Violence.
Those make Sunday Rose and Knox Leon sound pretty tame, huh?
I don't know what these parents are trying to prove. Don't they know that on the freaky name front, the celebs own the patent? Better to stick with something off the most popular baby names list and leave the crazy to the people with the know how.
-- Lisa Buie, Times mom