What names are illegal in the US?
Here are 35 examples of baby names that, for one reason or another, were deemed unfit for a birth certificate.
- AKUMA (DEVIL)
- GESHER (BRIDGE)
- TALULA DOES THE HULA FROM HAWAII.
- OSAMA BIN LADEN.
- CHIEF MAXIMUS.
What can’t you name your kid in America?
Illegal baby names in America
Why can’t you name your kid Nutella?
A French court has stopped parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision. The judge ordered that the child be called Ella instead. He said in his ruling that the name Nutella was the trade name of a spread that is commonplace in Gallic homes.
Is it legal to name your child Adolf?
Just look at the 2009 court case in New Jersey where the parents of a child named Adolf Hitler Campbell wanted to have a cake decorator write their child’s name on a cake for proof. According to New Jersey law, parents can give any name to a child so long as it doesn’t include obscenity, numerals, or symbols.
Can you name a kid Jesus?
Indeed, plenty of babies would be in legal limbo if Ballew’s theory stood. More than 800 American children born in 2012 were named Messiah, according to the Social Security Administration; nearly 4,000 were named Jesus; about 500 were named Mohammed; and 29 baby boys were named Christ.
Is it a sin to name your son Jesus?
The name “Jesus” is exactly the same word as “Joshua” in the New Testament Greek. In other words, the Bible translators chose to use Jesus or Joshua according to the context. So, technically it is no different than naming your child Joshua. The Bible does not give us specific direction, so it would not be blasphemy.
What names are illegal to name your child?
Baby Names That Have Been Banned Around The World
- Lucifer. In 2017, German officials intervened when a couple in the city of Kassel submitted paperwork to name their newborn son Lucifer.
- Prince William.
- Mini Cooper.
- Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii.
Is there anything you can’t name your child?
Derogatory or obscene names are banned in California. Only the 26 characters of the English alphabet are allowed, which rules out umlauts and others. Pictographs such as smiley faces or ideograms such as a “thumbs-up” sign are specifically banned.
Can I give my child any last name I want?
Your legal name is your legal name and your child’s legal name is their legal name. When you name your child there is a convention that they take the father’s or mother’s (or both) last name but you can give them any name you like (subject to names the state restricts).
Is it legal to name your child a number?
Why are there laws about baby names? The law bans names that contain “obscenity, numerals, symbols, or a combination of letters, numerals, or symbols…”, but naming a child after a mass murderer is A-OK.
Can you give your child a random last name?
Go for it! In spite of these famous names, you can’t actually name your child anything you want—at least in the United States. Although the right to choose your child’s name is protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, most states do have some restrictions in place that might surprise you.
What if my child has a different last name?
The best document you can carry with you when traveling with a minor with a different last name, is the child’s birth certificate. While there is no hard-and-fast form for you to use, it’s important that you put together a signed and notarized consent letter from the child’s parent or parents.
Can a child have the father’s last name without his consent?
Whether you are married or not, you don’t have to give the baby the last name of either parent if you don’t want to, and the child does not have to have the father’s last name to be considered “legitimate.” (See the article Legitimacy of Children Born to Unmarried Parents for more on the subject.)