Illegal baby names you’re BANNED from using around the world & why one mum was stopped from calling her child Nutella

THERE have been a whole host of ridiculous baby names over the years.

But some monikers were so bizarre that they were banned by their country – with Nutella topping the list.

Apparently, a couple in France wanted to call their daughter after the delicious spread, but were told by a judge that they wouldn't be allowed to.

This wasn't because of copyright, but because it would have made the tot "the subject of derision".

The parents decided to call her Ella instead.

Also in France, the word Fraise – which translates as strawberry – could not be used as a name, because it could be misconstrued as the slang word for a*s .

Following the judge's ruling, the parents named their daughter Fraisine.

Another French pair tried to name their child Prince William, claiming it would be the tot's first name, but this was banned because it would have led to a "childhood of mockery".

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Portugal is another country that has very strict rules about what names it will allow, with one such regulation stating that you can't give your child a nickname as its official name.

Therefore, if you want to call your child Tom, you would have to name him Tomas.

Non-Portuguese names are also banned in the country, with Thor, Nirvana and Paris all in the pages of an 82-page list of forbidden monikers.

Over in Sweden, a couple tried to name their baby Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 as a protest for a fine they received for failing to register their child's name by its fifth birthday.

They said they would have pronounced the name "Albin" when they submitted the name back in 1991, but they were banned from using it.

Another Swedish pair requested permission to name their baby IKEA, but were told that they weren't allowed to call their child after the company.

In Iceland, the letter C is not included in the Icelandic alphabet. So any name that begins with C is not allowed.

That rule meant that Jon Gnarr, the former mayor of Reykjavik, was prevented from calling his daughter Camilla, which he called a "unfair, stupid law against creativity".

Also in Iceland, a girl called Harriet Cardew – whose father was from the UK – had appied for a passport in the country, only to be told that she couldn't have one because her name didn't work in Icelandic.

She was eventually given one, under the name Stulka (Girl) Cardew.

Other names banned by countries around the world

Akuma (Japan) – The name Akuma translates as "Devil", with the parents issued a statement by the Prime Minister at the time trying to dissuade them from choosing the moniker.

水子 (Japan) – One couple tried to use the kanji for "Water" and "child" together in a name for their baby, but were told that other parents had used this combination to refer to a baby who had died in the womb

Hokkien Chinese Ah Chwar (Malaysia) – This translates as Snake as was included on a list of banned names issued by the country in 2006. Also on the list, 007, Chow Tow (Smelly Head) and Sor Chai (Insane).

Apple and Violet (Malaysia) – Names originating from fruit or flowers are also banned in Malaysia.

Judas (Switzerland) – Religious names that can cause "undue harm" have been rejected in Switzerland, hence Judas being banned.

J (Switzerland) – The country also banned a couple from calling their child with one letter, suggesting the name Jo instead.

Mercedes (Switzerland) – Naming children after brands is also forbidden in Switzerland, with Chanel another that didn't make the cut.

Lucifer (Germany) – A couple in Germany argued that Lucifer actually means "light bringing" in Hebrew so was an appropriate name for a baby, but the Association for German Language disagreed.

Cyanide (Wales) – When one mum wanted to call her daughter after the poison that killed Hitler, the courts disagreed, and ruled that the baby's older siblings could choose new names for both her and her twin brother Preacher.

Molli (Denmark) – In Denmark, parents are allowed to choose from a list of around 7,000 pre-approved names, but have to request permission to use anything else. Molli was rejected for its spelling, while Monkey was banned because it's an animal, not a name, and Anus was also banned for… well, you can guess why.

Sarah (Morocco) – Sarah is banned in Morocco because the spelling is too Hebrew, but Sara is allowed.

Robocop (Mexico) – Officials in Sonora released a list of names that were banned for fear they would lead to bullying, with Scrotum and Facebook also making the list.

Friday (Italy) – When parents in Italy called their son Venerdi, the Italian word for Friday, they were told to change it after a court ruled it fell into a "ridiculous or shameful" category of names.

New Zealand also had rigid rules about naming – with Saint, Prince, King and Royal all rejected as potential monikers, as names that resemble official titles are banned.

Another set of parents in New Zealand found themselves struggling to get permission when they wanted to call their child by the Roman numeral III.

“There's no problem if you want to give your child a spelled-out number or even a silly name or even silly name, but remember your child has to live with it!” Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, said at the time.

A grammatical couple in the country also tried to name their child with a single full stop mark, which they would have pronounced "full stop".

However, New Zealand also has rules about putting punctuation in names.

Speaking of names, this mum chose her daughter's name ages ago but is now worried she'll be bullied for it.

People laugh at this little boy's name and say he'll be bullied but he's already made thousands.

And this woman named her daughter after her dad, but trolls said she'll be bullied for having a son's name as she grows up.

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