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If you were planning on naming your child Captain Bonghead, think again

Choosing a name for your child can be a whole lot of stress with the overwhelming amount of options on top of their cultural and personal significance.

Victoria has recently amended their Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 with a list of prohibited names.

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Although determining a name for your child can be trying, the selection has become a little easier with the Victorian Government weeding out the banned names that you shouldn’t be choosing anyway.

Under the official legislation, there are a number of ways which a name can be prohibited, such as being “obscene or offensive,” if it “cannot be established by repute or usage because it is too long (or) contains symbols” or if it is“ contrary to public interest (such as) an official title or rank.”

The full list contains:

Admiral
Anzac
Australia
Baron
Bishop
Brigadier
Brother
Cadet
Captain
Chief
Christ
Commodore
Constable
Corporal
Dame
Duke
Emperor
Father
General
God
Honour
Judge
Justice
King
Lady
Lieutenant
Lord
Madam
Majesty
Major
Messiah
Minister
Mister
Officer
Premier
President
Prime Minister
Prince
Princess
Queen
Saint
Satan
Seaman
Sergeant
Sir
Sister

But these aren’t the only names Australians are prohibited to have. Other names banned nation-wide are:

#ROFL
Batman
Bonghead
Chow Tow
Dickhead
Ikea
iMac
Maryjuana
Medicare
Ned Kelly
Pieandsauce
Ranga
Scrotum
Shithead
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