What's in a name? Did you know there is such a thing as an "illegal" name? Yep, there's a list of names in the good ole USA that are ILLEGAL! I had no idea. A lot of these go state by state, but it's worth looking into right? You don't want little "Nutella" to be a law breaker from birth (seriously, that's one of them)

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Here is the list of ILLEGAL baby names in the United States of America:

  • Jesus Christ
  • Harry 3
  • Nutella
  • Ирина
  • Nelly’s
  • Chloé
  • F!nn
  • Aña
  • @

This is a real thing. Why would you name your kid "Harry 3?" Is "Harry 2" ok? What about "Harry 4?"

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Let's start with the actual rules and the "do's and don'ts" for naming your child in the U.S.A.

  • Derogatory terms
  • Obscenity
  • Offensive names
  • Foreign characters
  • Numbers
  • Diacritical marks
  • Hyphens
  • Asterisks
  • Apostrophes

So there are the things that you can't do when naming your baby. Although throwing a random number into a name does sound fun. "Hey is that Larry 46 over there, is that a new haircut?

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If you go state by state it gets get even weirder. USBIRTH

For each state there's a thing or two or three that you can't use or do with your babies name...Examples:

  • Texas - First, middle and last name cannot exceed 100 characters
  • New Jersey - Obscene names, numbers and symbols are forbidden.
  • Michigan - Only English characters are allowed
  • Florida - If the parents don't come up with a name, the courts will assign one to the kid.

So what about the Land of Lincoln?

NO RESTRICTIONS. Numbers and characters ARE allowed!! So Double T could be "Double T 420" which used to be his AOL name!

 

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