Kiwi Judge Chucks Kid's Crazy Name

'Tallulah Does The Hula From Hawaii' latest of many
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2008 5:17 AM CDT
The name Tallulah Does The Hula In Hawaii "makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap," a New Zealand judge said.   ((c) merfam)
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(Newser) – A New Zealand judge has allowed 9-year-old Tallulah Does The Hula From Hawaii to change her name, the BBC reports. The judge said the bizarre name makes a fool of the girl—who prefers to be called "K"—and would pose a likely handicap later in life. He slammed the parents' "poor judgement" and a trend toward weird names.

Some names New Zealand registrars have blocked:

  • Yeah Detroit
  • Fat Boy
  • Fish and Chips (twins)
Some that got through:
  • Midnight Chardonnay
  • Violence
  • Number 16 Bus Shelter
(Read more name stories.)