Mexico Bans These Outrageous Baby Names: See the List!

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Thinking about naming your baby Facebook? Uh, well, sorry, mom. Mexican officials in Sonora, which boarders the US state of Arizona, have banned 61 baby names in an effort to keep incredibly “unique” monikers out of schools (to prevent bullying).

The law, which went into effect on Monday, is all part of Sonora state Civil Registry director Cristina Ramirez’s effort to crack down on names that might cause kids problems later in life. “The law,” she says, “is very clear because it prohibits giving children names that are derogatory or that don’t have any meaning and that can lead to bullying.” And this is only the beginning. Ramirez says that the list will grow in the future as officials discover more and more questionable names.

Curious to see what names they’ve nixed so far? Here’s a peek:

Burger King
Rambo
Facebook
Twitter
Robocop
James Bond
Harry Potter
Christmas Day
Rolling Stone
Virgin
Cesarean
Circumcision
Yahoo
Pocahontas
Spinach
Rocky
Mistress
US Navy
Terminator
Hitler
Lady Di
Email
Scrotum
Hermione
Batman
Private
Sponsorship
Traffic
Martian
Panties
Illuminated
Most of these names are in Spanish; these are their English translations.

What baby name do you think should be banned?

Plus, more from The Bump:

Banned Baby Names: How to Keep Yours from Landing on the List

 The Rules On Naming Your Baby

Baby Names We Can’t Believe Are Baby Names