Revealed: New Zealand's most-rejected baby names in 2018

The man in charge of the list is urging parents to be sensible naming their babies.
The man in charge of the list is urging parents to be sensible naming their babies. Photo credit: Getty

Rogue, Royale-Bubz and Jusdyce. These are all on the Department of Internal Affairs' list of the most-rejected baby names in 2018.

The list, released on Monday, includes gang slang, religious figures and multiple attempts at misspelled royal titles.

The man in charge of the list is urging parents to be sensible when deciding what moniker to bestow upon their infant.

"You'll need to rethink swear words, names of more than 70 characters, numerals or anything unpronounceable, like a backslash or a punctuation mark," says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

"There's no problem if you want to give your child a spelled-out number or even silly name, but remember your child has to live with it!"

Names also can't include or resemble an official title or rank. Names appearing not to meet these criteria are reviewed by the registrar-general and the family have an opportunity to present their reasons for the name.

Various variations of Royal topped the list of denied names, including six attempts at Royal, three at Royalty and two at Royale.

Other rejected names included Allah, Messiah, Heaven-Princezz-Star, Prince-Ryder and Rhoyal-Kahurangi.

In total, 64 names were rejected, up from 43 in 2017.

The full list is here:

  • Allah - 1
  • Avaya - Royal - 1
  • Duke - 1
  • Emperor - 1
  • Emprah - 1
  • Gunner - 1
  • Heaven - Princezz - Star - 1
  • Hunter - Rhouge - 1
  • II - 2
  • III - 1
  • Jahstice - 1
  • Judge - 1
  • Jusdyce - 1
  • Justus - 1
  • Kiing - 1
  • King - 6
  • Kingdavid - 1
  • Kyro - King - 1
  • Lee - Royal - 1
  • Majestee - Honours - 1
  • Majesty - 1
  • Major - 1
  • Messiah - 2
  • Miss - 2
  • Prince - 4
  • Prince - Ryder - 1
  • Princess - Dixie - Rose - 1
  • Prinz - 1
  • Prynce - 1
  • Queen - 2
  • Rhoyal - Kahurangi - 1
  • Rogue - 1
  • Roil - 1
  • Royaale - 1
  • Royal - 6
  • Royale - 2
  • Royale - Bubz - 1
  • Royality - 1
  • Royalty - 3
  • Royelle - 1
  • Saint - 3
  • Sir - 1
  • Sire - 1
  • Zdiam - Bishop - 1

TOTAL                               66

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