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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a baby, 4Real!

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Wed Aug 8, 1:13 AM ET

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand couple is looking to call their newborn son Superman -- but only because their chosen name of 4Real has been rejected by the government registry.

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Pat and Sheena Wheaton say they will get around the decision by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages by officially naming their son Superman but referring to him as 4Real, the New Zealand Herald newspaper has reported.

The Wheatons decided on the name after seeing the baby for the first time in an ultrasound scan and realising their baby was "for real".

They decided 4Real was the best way to write it, but the name was rejected because the registrar said a name had to be a sequence of characters.

Pat Wheaton said he was considering appealing against the decision through the courts, but whatever happens he won't be budged on his choice.

"No matter what its going to stay 4Real," Wheaton told the Herald, "I'm certainly not a quitter".

A spokesman for the Department of Internal Affairs, which operates the registry told the Herald discussions with the Wheatons about their son's name were continuing.

The baby is now two months old, after the Wheatons first applied to register his name in later June.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070808/od_uk_...newzealand_name

Yet another set of people who should be sterilized and not allowed to reproduce....

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"...the name was rejected because the registrar said a name had to be a sequence of characters."

Huh? "4" is a character, at least in programming terms. They must mean letters. Right?

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Proof posiotive that stupidity IS a dominant gene.

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Until now, I was convinced that all the stupid people in the world had in fact moved or run the borders to america...

I'm sorry; apparently I was wrong.

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These parents WANT the child to be subjected to daily wedgies, and beatings on a daily basis?!

Edited by Captainbooyah
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There's no way those parents are normal people :stupid:

Edited by ZL-1
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Sounds like they watched one too many episodes of Da Ali G Show before naming their kid. Dumbasses.

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Kill them. Please. Now.

... Then again, if the nuclear fallout that melted their brains didn't do the job, then conventional weapons don't stand a chance.

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Kill them. Please. Now.

... Then again, if the nuclear fallout that melted their brains didn't do the job, then conventional weapons don't stand a chance.

:lol:

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They're probably Prince fans.

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They're probably Prince fans.

Hey, I'm a Prince fan..thought of changing my name to 'Dilbert' or 'Cubical' :)

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Speaking of offbeat names, friends of mine named their daughters Pearl and Ruby...like the programming languages...they wanted 'Perl' but went with the more conventional speeling.

Another friend decided to name all their kids with 'Z' names, so their 3 kids are Zoe, Zak, and Zoltar.

Another named his sons Tristian and Tristian 2.0.

We computer geeks have a strange sense of humour...

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Zoltar? Poor kid...I can hear the teasing now! Edited by mustang84
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Name one kid Optimus Prime and the other Megatron!

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Any of these have potential

Ben Dover

Hugh Jass

Seymour Butz

Mike Roch

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Classic Dane Cook refrence there dodge fan

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I don't know how this was considered newsworthy, but a long time ago I read in our local newspaper a short blurb about a woman who named her daughter 'Formica Dinette'. She said she saw it in a furniture ad and liked the sound of it. Who knows if it was really true, but it's things like these that make people start to question the truthfulness of what you read in newspapers.

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Zoltar

:rotflmao: Edited by ZL-1
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I've got a funny story related to this but not right now..... soon enough. :P

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