Banned Baby Names In North Dakota & America
Let's face it, what you name your child is pretty important.
Pick the wrong name and your kid could be paying for it the rest of his or her life. I had my son's name picked out well before I was even married. It was premeditated and to be honest, it would've been a deal-breaker if my future wife wasn't on board with it. Luckily, I found a woman who loved it from the get go. "Hunter" is what I had picked out. It's a symbol of something extremely special to me and my life.
As it turned out my son was one of several "Hunters" in his class growing up. The name is certainly not unique and is especially more common in the upper Midwest. I still love it and it fits him perfectly.
When it comes to baby names in North Dakota, we all know what are the most common names these days, Amelia, Olivia, and Ava are the most popular baby names on the girl's side. Liam, Oliver & Hudson are the most popular names on the boy's side, according to babynames.com.
How about baby names that you are NOT allowed to have in North Dakota?
According to the BUMP, There's really not much you can't do. Name your child anything, but the data system doesn't allow special characters. What are special characters? A special character is one that is not considered a number or letter. This means the only names off-limits are symbols, accent marks, and punctuation marks. In North Dakota, the last name must match a parent's last name too.
Remember when the singer Prince changed his name to a symbol? Yeah, that doesn't fly in our state.
How about names that are banned in the USA? According to US BIRTH Certificates, there are a few and they include:
There are a few more. You can read about them here.
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