Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii

Take a guess. What do these have in common?
  • Number 16 Bus Shelter
  • Violence
  • Benson and Hedges
  • Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii
Song titles? Romance novels? Names of children?

If you guessed the last one, you are correct. These are actual registered names given to children in New Zealand.

These names came to the surface recently when a Family Court judge ordered that a girl be put into guardianship so that her name could be changed. Her name: Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.

Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii is just nine years old. Her lawyer argued that she was so embarrassed by her name that she refused to tell her friends. She is afraid of ridicule and embarrassment so, she has been going by the name "K" (not Kay). Her parents seem oblivious to the problems such a name could create.

No word yet on the outcome. Her last name was not mentioned in the article.


btw... Benson and Hedges (a cigarette in the US) was a name given to twins in NZ.

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