Crazy baby names

Posted : Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 2:24 pm

As royal baby fever hots up, bookies reckon the smart money is on Wills and Kate naming their next baby – predicted to be a girl – Alice. But while it’s a nice, traditional name, maybe they should be looking for something a bit more imaginative and original? Here’s our pic of the most bizarre monikers out there…


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1. Airwrecka

Hard to imagine what might inspire anyone to name their child this, but one set of imaginative parents apparently devised this as an unfortunate alternative to ‘Erica’.


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2. Khaleesi

According to the latest statistics, 50 babies born in the UK last year were named Khaleesi, after queen-like beings from hit TV show, Game of Thrones.


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3. Daiquiri

One set of Scottish parents named their offspring Daiquiri in 2014, which makes us wonder if the fruity cocktails were possibly involved in the child’s conception…


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4. Bridge

This is an unusual though hardly offensive name, so we were shocked to discover a Norwegian mother was thrown in jail for two days for giving her child the name Gesher, aka Bridge.


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5. Gandalf

In the past 30 years, there have been six British baby boys named Gandalf. It’s certainly got a certain ‘ring’ to it!


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6. Fish and Chips

We imagine the registrar must have had to take this name request with a pinch of salt, but sadly a New Zealand court ultimately prevented a set of twins from being named Fish and Chips by their parents.


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7. Number 16 Bus Shelter

The Kiwi courts did allow a baby to be named Number 16 Bus Shelter, although a judge criticised it for being embarrassing and ‘making a fool of the child’.