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Baby names banned in Sonora, Mexico: Facebook, Circumcision, and more

Posted by Kristi Palma  February 12, 2014 09:05 AM

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Parents in Sonora, Mexico, can no longer choose the name Facebook or Circumcision for their babies.

Yes, that was happening.

The state has legislated a ban on a total of 61 names. Also on the list: Lady Di, Rambo, and Martian.

"The law is very clear because it prohibits giving children names that are derogatory or that donít have any meaning and that can lead to bullying,Ē said Sonora state Civil Registry Director Cristina Ramirez to the Associated Press.

What do you think of the banned names?

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Trying to decide what to name your baby? Check out 12 baby name trends for 2014. Max from Peabody, left, is on trend with his name.



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Tell us, what's the story behind your baby's name? This is Emily Lucille from Ashland, who was named after her grandmother and great grandmother.

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