Looking for something a bit different, something completely unique? Well, this is not your list especially if you're from Iceland, China or Denmark. Some countries are drawing the line when it comes to naming your child.
In Iceland, parents are expected to pick from an approved list of culturally cohesive names. Two parents in Reykjavik were recently forced to choose an alternative name to get their daughter a passport.
No, I didn’t just run my hand across the keyboard. Parents in Sweden attempted to rebel against the countries strict naming laws. Tax authorities must give their blessing before names can be used. It didn't pass, obviously. And for the lols, the parents claimed it was pronounced 'Albin'.
Parents in Portugal can pick a baby name from an extensive 82-page list of approved names but they don't include some of the super traditional names like William. Catherine is also outlawed.
This one's a little closer to home. In England, one mother tried to name her daughter after a poison. The judge who made the ruling said a court would only forbid a parent’s name choice in "the most extreme cases". This must have been one of them.
A French judge ruled that the unusual name would "only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts." The judge ordered that the child was to be named Ella.
Since 2006 parents in Malaysia are no longer allowed to name their children Chow Tow which translates into 'Smelly Head'.
Malaysian parents will no longer be allowed to name their child Chow Tow, which translates to ‘Smelly Head’.
Apparently, in Australia, it is illegal to name your child after any official position.
Officials in Sonora, Mexico, banned the name in 2014. The also drew the like on names like Hitler, Virgin, Burger King and Harry Potter.
I'm not kidding you. This computer keyboard symbol is banned in China and parents tried to argue with their reasoning behind the strange name choice. Chinese people call this symbol "ai-ta" which sounds similar to a Chinese phrase meaning to "love him".
Denmark has issued a list of about 7,000 names to choose from and anyone who wants to choose something more unique needs special permission. Ethnic names and different spellings are completely forbidden. Anus, was never going to make the cut, was it?