'Saint' no more. Baby names that are banned in Australia.

Anita Lyons
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Choosing a baby name can be one of the most exciting parts of the life giving process.

While it’s likely the mums and dads are looking for something unique to stand out in the baby name crowd, perhaps they should have stuck to something tried and tested like Oliver and Charlotte which were revealed as the most popular baby names in Australia earlier this year.

But it hasn’t been so for some couples.

In fact, some people have chosen such ‘unusual’ monikers that they’ve been banned by the Australian Government.

The top baby name in Australia is Oliver. Source: Getty

It’s not that easy to have a name banned, however, to be stricken off the list, names should be seen to be misleading, obscene, impractical or offensive and Births, Deaths and Marriages will always consider relevant factors like cultural or family relevance before deeming it unacceptable.

So which names have been scrapped?

Admiral, Anzac, Constable, Father, God, Satan, Saint, Sir, King, Queen, Prince, Majesty, President and Prime Minister have all been banned in Australia.

Other names such as Christ, 4real, Lady, Impryss and Lieutenant are gone, as is, Australia, Baron, Bishop and Brother.

Not every name makes it through the legal system. Photo: Getty


But it’s not just Australia that have an ‘interesting’ way of naming their kids.

Here’s a list of the top outlawed baby names from all over the globe.

Disclaimer: some of them are pretty bonkers.

Metallica, Miatt, Ovnis, Nutella, Facebook, @, Gesher AKA ‘Bridge’, Cyanide, Daemon, Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii, Chow Tow and Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116.

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