Parents reveal the most outrageous baby names they've heard

Publish Date
Thursday, 5 October 2017, 2:30PM
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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.

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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.

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Here are some of the names that stood out:

  • Venezuela
  • Bronte
  • Piper-Rose
  • Hagley
  • Elowan
  • Justique
  • Oceania
  • Emerald
  • Mabel
  • Vega
  • Bambi
  • Peaches
  • Oty
  • Huxley
  • Rowdy
  • Dolphin
  • Modesty
  • Carnaby
  • Neveah
  • Pochahontus
  • Onyx
  • Nemesis
  • Pashley
  • Raspberry
  • Bubbles
  • Hernia
  • Merica
  • Glumdaclitch
  • Candida