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“Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii” Is Not New Zealand’s Worst Baby Name

But it did get nine-year-old Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii taken into court guardianship in New Zealand, so her name could be legally changed to something less stupid. The judge who ordered the guardianship criticized the parents, and others who give their children bizarre names.

New Zealand has laws prohibiting offensive names, but otherwise anything goes. Other names that have been permitted for children include Midnight Chardonnay, Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence, and twins called Benson and Hedges, named after a brand of cigarettes. A great start in life to be named after booze, smokes, or public transit infrastructure.

Stallion, Yeah Detroit, Fish and Chips (twins), Twisty Poi, Fat Boy, Cinderella Beauty Blossom, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit were prohibited by name registration staff. What could possibly be going through the minds of parents who thought that last name was suitable for a child?

The popularity of weird baby names is on the up and up, so a little comfort to children saddled with ridiculous names is that they probably won’t be the only one at school with a bizarre name.

Last week a dad from Florida sold the naming rights to his unborn son for $100 to the DJs on a local radio station, so his kid is going to be called Dixon and Willoughby Partin. Last week, I though that was the stupidest thing I’d heard. Until poor Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii, and Number 16 Bus Shelter.


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