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NZ Couple To Name Child Superman!  
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

"A couple in New Zealand is planning to call their newborn son Superman after officials rejected their original choice of '4Real'.

Pat and Sheena Wheaton have been frustrated by rules in New Zealand banning names that begin with a number."



http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6937327.stm

Poor sod, that kid's gonna get ripped a new one every day at school for the next 20 years.  sarcastic 

Kieron747

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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Thread starter):
Poor sod, that kid's gonna get ripped a new one every day at school for the next 20 years. sarcastic

Except if he jumps off a window yelling "I'm Superman, I can fly !"

Seriously, what do people think when they name their offspring ? A friend of mine named his child with the same name of a well known sanitary brand... What was he thinking ???

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

If they were a hollywood couple everyone would be going "wow that's such an awesome name"  Yeah sure

User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

I have a better name, "I am with stupid"

User currently offlineLazarus31 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2006, 161 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Thread starter):
Poor sod, that kid's gonna get ripped a new one every day at school for the next 20 years.

yeah I've always wonderd what the hell is wrong with the people in this country... silly 

a friend of mine is pretty intent on naming his future son Batman....I feel sorry for the child already! haha



Laz


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Like the name. Seems like a positive choice as its their kid not ours. I'm sure he'll have a nickname. And plus the parents are proud of having a baby as highlighted in the article.

Hunter



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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3447 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

What's worse is that there have been people who wanted to name their kids "Satan" and "Adolf Hitler":

Quote:
In the past they have had to intervene to stop parents naming their offspring Satan and Adolf Hitler.

Couldn't the people at DC Comics just sue these people for copyright infringement and save the kid the embarrassment?


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1416 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Thread starter):
"A couple in New Zealand is planning to call their newborn son Superman after officials rejected their original choice of '4Real'.

Pat and Sheena Wheaton have been frustrated by rules in New Zealand banning names that begin with a number."

Now, if I ever have kids (as if that'd ever happen), I'd never EVER do something like that to them. I'll better stick with common Italian or German names. What the hell are those people thinking?


User currently offlineFreckles From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1414 times:

 rotfl 

I'd hate my parents if they did that.
I guess he'll never have to think too hard about what to go to a fancy dress party as...

"Superman's just started walking"
:D


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1339 times:

I know a family whose Three brothers are called Peter,Hitler & sevenfleet.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

Well, Nicholas Cage named his kid Kal-El. Is that any better?


But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Why don't they just tattoo "Kick Me" on his back?

Why not Clark Kent Wheaton, if they're such fans? That's at least classy, and would only be a minor talking point...



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1329 times:

How about naming it "blame my dumbass parents" if it is a boy and "my parents should have just gotten a puppy" if it is a girl.

I can't believe the law won't let me slap these stupidos.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

jeeeez there's some seriousely messed up people out there, freaking idiots, I'm already feeling sorry for the kid.

User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

There goes a life of Dignity out the window!


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