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But where does Kaos like to dance?

hula.jpgDown in New Zealand, a family court has ordered a kid to be placed under guardianship of the court solely because of her name. The judge said that the name “makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap.”

The names wasn’t Spiral Cicada, Kaos, Hitler or Cinderella Beauty Blossom. Those names, apparently, are ok to register.

But Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii?

That’s just fucking ridiculous.

…All kidding aside, of course it’s fucking ridiculous. And good on the judge for stepping in and stopping these parents from being asshats. Now, if he could go back and fix that Kaos and Hitler business, he’ll be making some progress.

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once again affirming that the State owns us.

Yeah, I'm sort leery about the government being able to step in and tell parents what they can't name their children. On the other hand, it seems that it's trying to protect this child's interests before the child is able to because, really, that's a retarded name. I think the solution here is to keep the government out of it until the kid is, say, eight or nine, and then allow him or her to choose a new name, whether the parents like it or not because obviously they weren't fit to pick one in the first place.

I think the solution here is to keep the government out of it until the kid is, say, eight or nine, and then allow him or her to choose a new name...

At which point said child would name himself Batman.

Geetch, the kid in this story is nine, and my guess is that the judge probably let her pick her own new name.

Bill W, I think this is more about child welfare than "owning us". This isn't about a judge changing the name of an adult against their will. Also, this kid wanted the name change; I read that she referred to herself as "K" instead of using any part of her own name out of embarrassment.

My niece is named Alala Talayah Nicole.

Ironically enough, she was taken away from her parents.

My co-worker told me that his ex-fiance's name was Takeela. (Pronounced Tequila)

I told him that it was a smart decision to break up with her.

Well, that would be rough to yell at a child when they are about to do something dangerous...which, by the way, was the only time my mom ever called me by my full name. Or anyone else for that matter.

Poor little Pilot Inspektor Lee. I don't get it. Jason Lee went to my high school (albeit a decade before I did). Where did he get the notion that it is ok to name a child "Pilot Inspekton"?