Baby names that are illegal around the world

Governments around the world have taken it upon themselves to outlaw certain offensive, baffling, or downright ridiculous baby names to save kids everywhere from decades of embarrassment, confusion, and bullying.

Adolf Hitler: Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, and New Zealand

Several countries have forbidden future children from being named after the genocidal German dictator, but the United States isn’t one of them.

Akuma: Japan

When parents register newborn babies in Japan, they must choose a name written in official Japanese characters, or kanji.

All Power: Sonora, Mexico

– Name meaning: Presumably, it means “all powerful.” – Reason for ban: Children can’t have more than two names.

Amir: Saudi Arabia

Parents looking to improve a kid’s social status by naming him or her something aristocratic better not move to Saudi Arabia.

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