Home Health Parents News Now New Zealand Releases List of Banned Baby Names New Zealand Releases List of Banned Baby Names By Holly Lebowitz Rossi May 03, 2013 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_131539778 30299 It's no surprise then that the names nixed most often since 2001 are "Justice" (62 times) and "King" (31 times). Some of the other entries scored points in the creativity department -- but clearly didn't take into account the lifetime of pain they'd bring. "Mafia No Fear." "4Real." "Anal." Oh, come on! Then there were the parents who preferred brevity through punctuation. The ones who picked '"*" (the asterisk) or '"."(period). Still, some quirky names do make it through. In 2008, the country made made international news when the naming agency allowed a set of twins to be named ' "Benson" and "Hedges" -- a popular cigarette brand -- and OK'd the names "Violence" and "Number 16 Bus Shelter." Asked about those examples, Michael Mead of the Internal Affairs Department (under which the agency falls) said, "All names registered with the Department since 1995 have conformed to these rules." And what happens when parents don't conform? Four years ago, a 9-year-old girl was taken away from her parents by the state so that her name could be changed from "Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii." Image: Name tag, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment New Zealand Releases List of Banned Baby Names Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.