Saturday, January 23, 2010

News: Bogan Names in New Zealand

"The names Fish and Chips, Masport, and Mower, Yeah Detroit, Stallion, Twisty Poi, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit have not been registered."

- Brian Clarke, Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages, New Zealand, pointing out how responsible his department has been. He was responding to criticism from Judge Rob Murfitt of the Family Court, who had made an 8 year old girl a ward of the court so that her name could be changed from Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.

The judge discovered New Zealand parents had given their children some other unusual names including Number 16 Bus Shelter and Midnight Chardonnay, both of which may relate to the conception of the child. One child was named Violence and two pairs of twins were called Benson and Hedges and Fish and Chips. The children from one family were all named after six-cylinder Ford cars.

Source: SMH 25.07.2008-

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