Think of the Children

Someone In Mexico Named Their Kid ‘Facebook’

And now the governent is banning other parents from doing the same.
Dramatization. (Photo: Brutal Gamer)

Dramatization. (Photo: Brutal Gamer)

Baby names have been getting progressively dumber in past years (maybe because we’re now allowing Redditors to choose them). You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting four Olyvyrs and a Daxxon at the local park.

So officials in one state Mexican state have taken matters into their own hands by banning the 61 names they’ve deemed dumbest. Facebook is on the list — and that means at least one kid in Sonora, Mexico, is named after the social network, because the names were culled from actual civil registries.

Other questionable names they banned: Marciana, or Martian, and Circuncision, or Circumcision, the Associated Press reports. The state has also seen names like Juan Calzon, or Juan Panties, and a little girl named Lady Di.

The law is supposed to protect kids from being bullied, Sonora Civil Registry director Cristinia Ramirez has said, but who could ever even touch an eight-year-old named Lady Di?

Juan Panties, though, has a lot to live up to. Godspeed, little dude.

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Comments

  1. Mike says:

    It’s not what you think. In Spanish “Facebook” is a term of endearment and means obsessive narcissist.