A New Zealand judge has taken extraordinary steps in a custody case involving a child wiith an unusual name.
Family Court judge Rob Murfitt [found] a girl had been named Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.
He ordered the girl, the subject of a custody battle, to be placed in court guardianship so her name could be changed.
A lawyer had reported the nine-year-old was so embarrassed about her name that she had not revealed it to her friends and was otherwise known as “K”.
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“It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap,” the judge said.
Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald.
July 24, 2008 Thursday at 8:25 pm