Mexican State Bans 'Rambo,' 60 Other Odd Names

'Facebook,' 'Circumcision' also off-limits in Sonora

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Feb 12, 2014 2:23 AM CST

(Newser) – Parents in the Mexican state of Sonora will no longer be allowed to name their children "Facebook," ''Rambo," or 59 other now banned given names. The weird names have been found at least once in state registries and the list could grow because officials are still checking the state's 132 newborn registries, a state official says.

The law banning the names "is very clear because it prohibits giving children names that are derogatory or that don't have any meaning and that can lead to bullying," the official says. In the town of Navojoa, she says, a boy was recently named "Juan Calzon," or "Juan Panties," and a girl was named "Lady Di." Other odd names include a girl called "Marciana," or "Martian," and a boy called "Circuncision," or "Circumcision."

Not an acceptable namesake in Sonora.
Not an acceptable namesake in Sonora.   (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Karen Ballard)
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