10 Baby Names That Are Illegal Around The World

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Cyanide: United Kingdom

Cyanide is a lethal poison, and a British parent was cautioned against giving their kid this name out of concern that it will cause harm in the future.

Ikea: Sweden

The 1982 Swedish Name Law forbade non-noble families from naming their children noble. First names can only be altered once and cannot be insulting.

God: Victoria, Australia

It is illegal in the Australian state of Victoria to give a newborn a name with religious implications. This includes names like "God" and "Jesus."

Osama Bin Laden: Cologne, Germany

After 9/11, a Cologne-based Turkish couple tried to name their newborn Osama Bin Laden. German officials dismissed the proposal since all names should not humiliate.

Sarah: Morocco

Sarah is prohibited in Morocco since it is considered a Jewish name. Those who seek to use a non-Arabic name must, however, pay a charge.

Anus: Denmark

The Danish government has provided parents with a list of 7,000 acceptable names from which they must obtain special authorization to vary.

Stephen: Hungary

Following the local language, there is a list of acceptable names in Hungary. This suggests that Stefán is acceptable whereas Stephen is not.

Messi: Rosario, Argentina

In Lionel Messi's hometown of Rosario, Argentina, so many kids were being named after him that a rule was established explicitly prohibiting it.

Linda: Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Interior Ministry banned 51 non-traditional names in 2014. Linda, Alice, and Elaine were religious-sounding and foreign names.

Lucía: California, United States

In the United States, parents are not permitted to use accents or special characters while naming their child, just the letters of the English alphabet.

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