Friday, 25 July 2008

Fridaylite: Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii

Don't like your name? A judge in New Zealand has handed a young girl an award of court so that she could change the name she hated - Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. Judge Rob Murfitt said that the name embarrassed the nine-year-old and could expose her to teasing. He attacked a trend of giving children bizarre names, citing several examples. Officials had blocked Sex Fruit, Keenan Got Lucy and Yeah Detroit, he said, but Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence and Midnight Chardonnay had been allowed. One mother wanted to name her child O.crnia using text language, but was later persuaded to use Oceania, he said.

The article (by the BBC and courtesy of Warren Weertman) has attracted much attention including amusing commentary from Russell Sprout, Ftango Molasses, Craig Gogay, Laslo Panaflex, Jenna Dana Bananarama Rater, Mr D Vine, Slick Bryn Davies, Egnorwiddle Waldstrom and a school friend of Justin Kayce.

Enjoy here. Post by Laurence Olivier - my only claim to fame.

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