No, you can’t call your baby Saint, or Satan

Balonne Beacon - - LIFE | FAMILY LIFE -

FORMER Home and Away ac­tor Tessa James and hus­band Nate Myles have fi­nally revealed the name of their baby, who was born in Fe­bru­ary.

The new par­ents — who wanted to call their son a name that is on the Aus­tralian gov­ern­ments list of banned names — were forced to tweak the spell­ing to get around the rules.

They named their bub Saynt, spell­ing his name with a “Y” in­stead of an “I”, as the name Saint can’t be of­fi­cially reg­is­tered with NSW Births Deaths and Mar­riage.

In a state­ment from both the NSW and Queens­land Reg­istries of Births, Deaths and Mar­riages, they do not keep a list of banned baby names, how­ever, a name will not be reg­is­tered if it is: ob­scene or of­fen­sive; could not prac­ti­cally be es­tab­lished by re­pute or us­age be­cause it is un­rea­son­ably long, or con­sists of sym­bols without pho­netic sig­nif­i­cance in the Eng­lish lan­guage; or in­cludes brack­ets or slashes.

Banned baby names in Vic­to­ria in­clude Sir, Ad­mi­ral, King, Queen, Aus­tralia, Brother, Chief, Christ, Com­modore, Em­peror, Lady, Satan, Sis­ter, Judge and Jus­tice.


DEV­IL­ISHLY BAD IDEA: Aussie par­ents might go through hell try­ing to de­cide on a name for their baby, but Satan is one on the naughty list.

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