WASHINGTON - As the list of 2012's most popular baby names in the U.S. was unveiled this week, it appeared that King and Messiah were among the fastest growing names for boys, said the AP. Major was another fast-rising name.
Last week, however, New Zealand released its annual list of banned baby names and King, Messiah, and Major were all on it.
New Zealanders are required to submit the names that they want to call their child.
Is New Zealand the strictest country in the world when it comes to naming your child? Maybe not. We had a look at the rest of the world and while some people may think that these governments are stifling creativity and originality, others just see some wacky parents.