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