Thursday, July 24, 2008

Talula Does the Hula

It's not just the Jockey Club that is having a hard time regulating names. Humans are also giving humans unusual names:
A New Zealand judge has made a 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so that her name can be changed from Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii (CNN)

The Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages said in a statement that it had rejected names including Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Stallion, Twisty Poi -- a staple food in Polynesian cuisine -- and Sex Fruit.

I guess Sally Hemings isn't that bad a name after all......

1 comment:

Ernie said...

My grandfather was of Indian ancestry. He was a great man, a proud man, and was fortunate to have kept his name:

"Bets with Both Fists"


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