Illegal Baby Names Around The World

01/12/2015 14:33 | Updated 01 December 2015

Facebook, James Bond, Batman and Circumcision were just a few of the names included on the Mexican state of Sonora's list of 'banned' baby names.

But Sonora is not alone.


Countries around the world have tried to nix the most objectionable name choices on the grounds that they may cause distress and embarrassment to the child.

And with good reason - you try finding a personalised gift shop coaster for little Woodstock, Lucifer or Smelly Head.

Some countries, such as Denmark, Iceland and Hungary, go even further when it comes to the issue of bizarre baby names, requiring parents to choose from a pre-approved list of acceptable first names.

See some more illegal names in the video above.

Despite every effort, though, some truly outrageous names have made the headlines. See some weird celebrity names this year in the slideshow below...

Weirdest Celebrity Baby Names Of 2015


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