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    N.Z. couple can't name their son '4real'

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand authorities have blocked a couple's bid to officially name their new son "4real," saying numerals are not allowed.

    Pat and Sheena Wheaton said they decided to name their new baby "4real" shortly after having an ultrasound and being struck by the reality of his impending arrival.

    "For most of us, when we try to figure out what our names mean, we have to look it up in a babies book and ... there's no direct link between the meaning and the name," Pat Wheaton told TV One on Wednesday. "With this name, everyone knows what it means."

    But when the parents filed the name with New Zealand's Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, they were told names beginning with a number were against the rules.

    The government office has opened negotiations with the parents about the name under a policy that says all unusual names must be given case-by-case consideration.

    "The name has not at this stage been rejected," Registrar-General Brian Clarke said in a statement Thursday. "We are currently in discussions with the parents ... to clarify the situation."

    Clarke said the rules are designed to prevent names that are "likely to cause offense to a reasonable person." Satan and Adolf Hitler were proposed names that have been declined, he said.

    If no compromise has been reached by July 9, the baby will be registered as "real," officials say.

    New Zealand law requires all children born in the South Pacific nation to be registered with the Births, Deaths and Marriages registry within two months of birth.

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    Re: N.Z. couple can't name their son '4real'

    Then just change the name to "forreal" or "fourreal"

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    Re: N.Z. couple can't name their son '4real'

    Always one moron that just has to challenge the establishment.

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    Re: N.Z. couple can't name their son '4real'

    I would make my son only respond to that name regardless. If I found out he responded to something else it would result in a harsh beating. Personally, I always wanted to name my kid something like xxz and have it pronounced Bob

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    Re: N.Z. couple can't name their son '4real'

    "With this name, everyone knows what it means."
    Yes, it means the parents are idiots.

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    Re: N.Z. couple can't name their son '4real'

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a baby..

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070808/od_nm/newzealand_name_odd_dc

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    Re: N.Z. couple can't name their son '4real'

    "sleepagent" wrote:
    Always one moron that just has to challenge the establishment.
    4real

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    Re: N.Z. couple can't name their son '4real'

    just drag the parents out back and shoot them...they shouldn't be reproducing anyways.

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    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    just drag the parents out back and shoot them...they shouldn't be reproducing anyways.
    4real?

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