God – Victoria, Australia
Giving a newborn a name with a religious meaning is prohibited in the Australian state of Victoria. This applies to titles like “God” or “Jesus,” as well as the various meanings of other religious terms like “Bishop.”
Osama Bin Laden – Cologne, Germany
Following 9/11, a Turkish couple in Cologne, Germany, tried to give their child Osama Bin Laden’s name. German authorities refused the request because it violated their naming guidelines, which specify that no name should be humiliating.