Lucifer Banned In New Zealand

Devil2Yup, that’s right, you can’t name your child (or yourself, presumably) “Lucifer” in New Zealand, per this report in the Sydney Morning Herald:

Naming your new bundle of joy Lucifer has been effectively banned by New Zealand’s names registrar after three parents had the odd request knocked back.

The country’s Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages has been cracking down on mothers and fathers getting too creative with their children’s names, ruling out punctuation marks such as . (Full Stop), * (Asterisk) and / (presumably ”Slash”).

The list of 102 names rejected in the past two years includes Baron, Bishop, Duke, General, Judge, Justice, King, Knight and Mr, all deemed too similar to titles.

Messiah was also turned down, as was 89, and the single letters, C, D, I and T, although Q and J were accepted after being queried.

It’s a new hard line for the agency that made headlines in 2008 when it was revealed to have approved a series of strange monikers, among them Benson and Hedges, twins named after the cigarette brand, and Violence and Number 16 Bus Shelter, both for boys…

[continues in the Sydney Morning Herald]

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  • Nunzio X

    This is why I never post here under my real name, Shit Fuck Piss.

    • Butter Knife

      It could be worse, my parents had a strange sense of propriety.

      Sincerely,
           Poo Fudge Pee

  • Nunzio X

    This is why I never post here under my real name, Shit Fuck Piss.

  • SF2K01

    Looks like M is still available, perfect for girls aspiring to lead the secret service!

  • Anonymous

    Looks like M is still available, perfect for girls aspiring to lead the secret service!

  • Butter Knife

    It could be worse, my parents had a strange sense of propriety.

    Sincerely,
         Poo Fudge Pee

  • Alturn

    People are still hung up on those who bring light, hence the continued bad rep for Lucifer. 

    And why the Christ has been in the world for 34 years and counting and still is working behind-the-scenes to help create conditions where he would not be rejected by the masses when he steps forward.

  • Alturn

    People are still hung up on those who bring light, hence the continued bad rep for Lucifer. 

    And why the Christ has been in the world for 34 years and counting and still is working behind-the-scenes to help create conditions where he would not be rejected by the masses when he steps forward.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    Sad, considering the word Lucifer only ever referred to the planet Venus and never had any association with the Devil, anyway. (not that I’d consider it inappropriate to name ones son or daughter after the devil…just making a point) The association comes from a misunderstanding of Isaiah 14:12 involving a symbolic representation of an Earthly King being represented as Venus [A.K.A. The Morning Star]which rises high into the sky as if it were king, only to be blotted out by the light of the Sun . Interestingly enough Jesus calls himself The Morning Star in Revelation 22:16…meaning that there is a direct association of the Idea of the Morning Star/Venus/Lucifer with Jesus himself! LOL!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    Sad, considering the word Lucifer only ever referred to the planet Venus and never had any association with the Devil, anyway. (not that I’d consider it inappropriate to name ones son or daughter after the devil…just making a point) The association comes from a misunderstanding of Isaiah 14:12 involving a symbolic representation of an Earthly King being represented as Venus [A.K.A. The Morning Star]which rises high into the sky as if it were king, only to be blotted out by the light of the Sun . Interestingly enough Jesus calls himself The Morning Star in Revelation 22:16…meaning that there is a direct association of the Idea of the Morning Star/Venus/Lucifer with Jesus himself! LOL!

  • Notlucifer

    Huh, I was named Lucifer in NZ in 1973, (Middle name) Thanks to a doped up Dad. Luckily for me the registrar removed all trace from the permanent record-completely.

  • Notlucifer

    Huh, I was named Lucifer in NZ in 1973, (Middle name) Thanks to a doped up Dad. Luckily for me the registrar removed all trace from the permanent record-completely.

  • Anonymous

    The truly sad story here is that there are children whose parents actually tried to saddle them with names like “.” and “*” and apparently succeeded in naming a child “Number 16 Bus Shelter.”

  • quartz99

    The truly sad story here is that there are children whose parents actually tried to saddle them with names like “.” and “*” and apparently succeeded in naming a child “Number 16 Bus Shelter.”

    • O. Spengler

      The act of conception being sacred, why not name your child after the place where it happened? Though I would go all the way and name him “Number 16 Bus Shelter After A Few Beers And Some Alcopops For Her.”

  • O. Spengler

    The act of conception being sacred, why not name your child after the place where it happened? Though I would go all the way and name him “Number 16 Bus Shelter After A Few Beers And Some Alcopops For Her.”

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