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