A New Zealand judge recently made a 9 year old girl, whose parents were embroiled in a heated custody battle, a ward of the court in order to legally change her name. In addition to having parents who can not reconcile their divorce like human beings, it seems her parents are also guilty of horrible judgement in choosing the name of their daughter.
According to reports, "The girl had been so embarrassed at the name that she had never told her closest friends what it was. She told people to call her "K" instead, the girl's lawyer, Colleen MacLeod, told the court."
The judge presiding over the case when on to say that, "The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment which this child's parents have shown in choosing this name," he wrote. "It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily."
The child's name? Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii
This is not a joke. The only joke is that these people who decided to opt for a name that would obviously humiliate their own child actually try to pass themselves off as human beings. The judge spent a good deal of time scolding them (as he should) and then he granted the young miss another name, which will not be released in the interest of her privacy.
If we're being honest, I don't think the judge went far enough. He should have also legally changed the names of her parents for a year to prove his point. He could have chosen any of the other names already blocked by Registration Officials, including Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit.
Yes, people actually attempted to name their children that.
Heinous, ridiculous, and, in New Zealand, unlawful.