Someone in Mexico Named a Child ‘Facebook’

Yahoo TechFebruary 12, 2014

By Molly Mulshine, BetaBeat

Baby names have been getting progressively dumber in past years (maybe because we’re now allowing Redditors to choose them). You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting four Olyvyrs and a Daxxon at the local park.

So officials in one state Mexican state have taken matters into their own hands by banning the 61 names they’ve deemed dumbest. “Facebook” is on the list — and that means at least one kid in Sonora, Mexico, is named after the social network, because the names were culled from actual civil registries.

Other questionable names that were banned: Marciana, or Martian, and Circuncision, or Circumcision, The Associated Press reports. The state has also seen names like Juan Calzon, or Juan Panties, and a little girl named Lady Di.

The law is supposed to protect kids from being bullied, Sonora Civil Registry director Cristinia Ramirez has said, but who could ever even bother an 8-year-old named Lady Di?

Juan Panties, though, has a lot to live up to. Godspeed, little dude.