New Zealand parents who looked to follow Kim Kardashian’s child Saint for inspiration, or dreamed of their child as a Duke or Gunner did not get their way, with those names joining the list of declined monikers.

According to a release from the Department of Internal Affairs, there are no “banned” names in the country, but there are boundaries in place new parents need to abide by.

“The name of any baby born and registered in New Zealand must comply with New Zealand’s rules, regardless of the nationality of the parents,” Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages explains.

Mr Montgomery says the guidelines are to ensure names are a reasonable length, don’t cause offence and don’t unjustifiably resemble an official rank or title.

“For example, you’ll need to rethink swear words, names of more than 70 characters, numerals or anything unpronounceable, like a backslash or a punctuation mark.”

Of the 66 declined cases in New Zealand in 2018, there were six attempts to name a baby King, shares Yahoo.

There were another six tries to name a child Royal, four attempts to name a baby Prince, three for Saint and another three attempts to name a child Royalty.

Full list of declined New Zealand baby names
Allah
Avaya-Royal
Duke
Emperor
Emprah
Gunner
Heaven-Princezz-Star
Hunter-Rhouge
II
III
Jahstice
Judge
Jusdyce
Justus
Kiing
King
Kingdavid
Kyro-King
Lee-Royal
Majestee-Honours
Majesty
Major
Messiah
Miss
Prince
Prince-Ryder
Princess-Dixie-Rose
Prinz
Prynce
Queen
Rhoyal-Kahurangi
Rogue
Roil
Royaale
Royal
Royale
Royale-Bubz
Royality
Royalty
Royelle
Saint
Sir
Sire
Zdiam-Bishop

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  • People are all looking for strange unique names but not thinking how the child copes with them.

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  • What were these parents thinking, definitely can see why they were rejected.

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  • Bizarre names indeed.

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  • Royale-Bubz? Really? Some horrors in there, poor kids if more logical heads didn’t prevail.

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  • Why would you use a title as a child’s name? I certainly wouldn’t.

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  • Who would choose some of those names anyway???

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  • Gunner is my nick name…

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  • Good thing they reject a lot of those names.

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  • Some of those would have been just cruel to the child!

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  • Nice try people but Royal is out no matter how you spell it.

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  • I agree with most of those being rejected.

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  • i can not imagine people with any common sense giving their children any of those names. Good on New Zealand for having such a logical law

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  • I am glad they are all banned, I think they’re all terrible.

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  • I can see why they are on the declined list!

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  • Some are really terrible, like II and III! :-)

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