- Publish Date
- Thursday, 5 October 2017, 2:30PM
Oliver and Olivia are the most popular baby names in New Zealand - for the second year in a row - but some parents prefer to opt for something a little more unique.
However, in the quest to make sure their offspring don't go to school with 10 other children with the same name, some parents go a little too far.
People have taken to Mumsnet to share the most hair-raising names they've ever heard, prompted by a mother who heard a woman shouting to her daughter Beige in the supermarket.
And one of the greatest baby name threads was born.
Members were quick to share their worst examples, including Venezuela, a mispelled Pocahontas and a boy called Raspberry.
A woman thought a fellow parent was using a nickname when she called her child Bubbles on the school run, but it was apparently the youngster's actual name.
Here are some of the names that stood out: