Mexican State Bans Baby Names Including Facebook

If you live in the Mexican state of Sonora, you may not name your next child Facebook. That's one of sixty baby names state officials banned. Other names banned included Lady Di and Circumcision.

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If you live in the Mexican State of Sonora, you may not name your next child Facebook, one of 60 baby names state officials banned, all of them used at least once, but no more. You can't call a child Martian, as someone did, nor can use Circumcision or Lady Di or Juan Calzone, which translates as Juan Panties. Officials say the names put kids at the risk of bullying. But really, I'm not sure who would mess with a kid who really was named Rambo.

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