Due to a little old thing called the US Constitution, Americans have a surprisingly large amount of leeway when it comes to naming their offspring. The average U.S citizen is free to populate the world with as many Vejonica’s, Biscuit Alien’s, and Optimus Prime’s as they wish. But other countries aren’t so forward (?) thinking. Many other nations have very particular rules for naming newborn babies and even ban some names outright.
Below are 12 countries who have very specific naming laws, as well 5 names in each state that are just flat-out prohibited!