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8 Countries Whose Unusual Laws Have Banned Certain Names



Sometimes parents try to do extraordinary things like they just want to name their kids which are from their favorite movie characters or celebrities. However there are some countries who listed some names which are banned from using it or naming their child, so now you will know why there is no kid with these names in that particular countries.

France

France

There are laws which have made it for the people who have been restricted to use these names for their kids or some stuff which may lead them into trouble, names like Nutella, Strawberry, Mini Cooper, and Prince William are not to be used in France.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

In Saudi, the government has banned foreign names like Linda, Angel, Maya, Queen, Alice, Ben and Prophet. The thing that the usage of these names can only mean that they are violating the social and religious laws of the country.

Iceland

Iceland

They have the freedom to choose the names from a list for each gender of their kids but they have banned certain names such as Harriet, Duncan, Zoe, Enrique, Ludwig. It says the names should work according to the rules of the Icelandic Language in terms of grammar and spelling.

Portugal

Portugal

In this country, the name of the babies should be in their native country name and in order to find a perfect name for their kids they have put down a list where they have prohibited people from using these names of Nirvana, Viking, Jimmy, Rihanna, Sayonara.

Germany

Germany

Here you can’t just give a name to your child as there is the local organization who have to give approval of certain names which you have chosen. Names such as Adolf Hitler, Usama Bin Laden, Woodstock, and Gramophone are restricted for further usage.

Switzerland

Switzerland

Same like Germany you have to take permission from the local organization for the names. Here you can’t use the names of any brands or any biblical name like Cain, Judas, Brooklyn, Chanel, Mercedes, Paris are banned in this country

New Zealand

New Zealand

Here names that could hurt the sentiments of others are strictly prohibited. Names that are taken from any brands or any tales cannot be used, names like Fat guy, Lucifer, Jesus Christ, Saint, Chief Maximus, 4real, etc are not for your kids.

Mexico

Mexico

Well, here not approved names can lead to problems in the future and you can’t even use the names of any certain movie characters or cartoon Characters such as Hermione, Burger King, Robocop, Twitter, Christmas, Pocahontas, etc.



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