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‘Talula Does The Hula’ won’t do

From Times Wire Reports

A judge expressed dismay about a New Zealand trend of giving children bizarre names, as he made a 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so her name could be changed from Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.

Judge Rob Murfitt did not reveal the new name, protecting the privacy of the girl. Her lawyer said she was so embarrassed that she had friends call her “K.”

Murfitt cited a list of unfortunate names. Registration officials blocked some, including Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit, he said. But others were allowed, including Number 16 Bus Shelter.


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