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Kiwis can be chavs too! 
21st-Jun-2007 12:05 pm
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On the one hand, it's the parents' right to name their baby what they want, and a policy that forbids names that are likely to cause offence to a reasonable person is just a form of censorship, because I'm generally against any law that is for the 'reasonable people', because who the hell gets to decide what a reasonable person is?

On the other hand, I think any parents who want to name their boy "4real" are decidedly the kind of people who need stupid and abusable laws to prevent them from committing psychological child abuse.

Sometimes I really do wonder whether reproductive rights are universal.
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21st-Jun-2007 11:31 am (UTC)
He'll just end up being one of Sho'Nuff's lieutenants and getting beaten out of the way just before our hero discovers "the golden glow."
21st-Jun-2007 11:35 am (UTC)
I had to google to figure out what you were talking about, but you're absolutely right.

You name your boy that, what do you expect him to grow up to be?
21st-Jun-2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
With a name like that, time travel to 1985 is a cinch.
21st-Jun-2007 11:34 am (UTC)
If I recall France had a list of names that you could choose. If it wasn't on the name you couldn't use it. (I can't remember if it still does).
21st-Jun-2007 11:36 am (UTC)
Yes, but what you have to remember is - they're a bit fucking French.
21st-Jun-2007 11:56 am (UTC)
OK, so that's taking it a bit far, but naming your kid "Real" is somewhat daft too (the only way out is if its a perfectly acceptable name in your non-western culture). Otherwise you could just pick words at random, and that's just daft.
21st-Jun-2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, but there shouldn't need to be a law against every single way a person can be a dickwad.

*flails*

*sigh*

There does need to be, though, doesn't there?
21st-Jun-2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
Welcome to misanthropy. Please drive carefully. You don't want to miss a chance to run someone over.
21st-Jun-2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
It seems to me that more and more frequently of late that it's the last people in the world who ought to be parents who are the ones who keep having all the kids.
21st-Jun-2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
Kiwi Rednecks? The disease has spread and it's time to sterilize the area. I'll go get the flamethrower
21st-Jun-2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
I am seriously of the opinion that in about 20 years, everyone will be naming their child bob and sue and dave, because all the weird names will be taken.
21st-Jun-2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Some friends of Pat & Kel named their kid "Clever". No, really, they did. I feel bad for him, because he's going to have a rough time when he gets to school...

"You need a license to get a dog, but any idiot can have a kid."
I forget where I heard that...
21st-Jun-2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
Just tell me his middle name isn't Richard ...
21st-Jun-2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
ARGH!!! but please don't get me started on the whole 'right to reproduce' issue because that will just lead naturally to my old 'sterilise the chavs' arguement and that, I recently found out, is technically incitement to genocide....

>not fair pouty face
21st-Jun-2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
What
21st-Jun-2007 11:16 pm (UTC) - Once upon a time...

We fought a war every 20 years in Europe so that people like this could volunteer to fight in the front rank.
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22nd-Jun-2007 06:27 am (UTC)
Shanancy?

Um.

WTF?
24th-Jun-2007 12:24 am (UTC)
I'm with you. Names like Moonbeam and Seven? Ok, your kid will most likely be teased more than they would have been otherwise, but I wish I had a really cool name that was a number or a boys name. The people who want to name their kids things like 4real, spider-man and Abcde should have their babies taken away.

http://www.newbabynews.net/hospitals/cen19/public/cen19birthannouncement.pl?babyID=h19-1112
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