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Banned Baby Names: Justice Just As Bad As Anal And 4Real, One Country Says

May 01, 2013 | Updated May 02, 2013

Kendrick Lamar may have brought the name Justice back to mind, but don't think about naming your child after the song's gum-chewing, box-braid-wearing, 1993 muse just yet -- particularly if you live in New Zealand.

In what they're calling concern for the welfare of kids, the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages has prohibited parents from naming their newborn babies things like "Justice," "Lucifer," "Mafia No Fear," "Anal," and "A.J.," a few of the nearly 80 names the country has banned over the last 12 years.

According to the registrar, a name may be rejected if it is thought to "cause offense to a reasonable person," is "unreasonably long" or "resemble an official title and rank," Gawker explains. That means "King", "Duke" and "Princess" are out, too.

Hear that, T.I. and Tiny?

But if 2010 research by European dating website eDarling holds any weight, New Zealand officials may not be completely without reason. A poorly chosen baby name can lead to lower self-esteem, fewer relationship opportunities, higher likelihood of smoking and less education later in life, the survey showed.

Here's a look at the 10 most commonly rejected names on the registrar's list, including how many times it's been rejected, and some American favorites in the slideshow below.

  1. Justice: 62
  2. King: 31
  3. Princess: 28
  4. Prince: 27
  5. Royal: 25
  6. Duke: 10
  7. Major: 9
  8. Bishop: 9
  9. Majesty: 7
  10. J: 6

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