Monday, October 20, 2008

Maybe It Was a Joke?

Parents lose custody after naming girl 'Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii'

Some names are so weird they constitute child abuse, according to a court in New Zealand.

The family court judge reached that conclusion after hearing evidence in the case of a girl named "Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii."

"A lawyer for Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii had reported the 9-year-old was so embarrassed about her name that she had not revealed it to her friends and was other wise known as 'K,'" New Zealand Herald reports. "The lawyer said the girl feared being mocked and teased, and had a better insight about the situation than her parents, who appeared not to have given any thought to implications of giving their child such a name."


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