Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Someone please explain to me why any parents would subject their baby to something like this? I mean, come on! This will get the kid razzed his entire childhood. And even worse ... their first choice was '4Real'.
Pat and Sheena Wheaton, from New Zealand, tried to get that name registered. But the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages rejected the name '4Real' on the grounds that the dictionary definition of a name was "a sequence of characters".
Actually, I could actually see that being a possible problem when trying to enter his name into a field in a computer program ... if coded a certain way it may not allow numbers. At any rate, they said that if necessary, they will register him as 'Superman', but call him '4Real' at home.
That poor child. Knowing kids his life is gonna be hell.