Meet little Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii

A JUDGE in New Zealand made a young girl a ward of court so that she could change the name she hated — Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.

The girl was so embarrassed that she had not revealed the name given by her parents to friends, who simply knew her as K.

Family court judge Rob Murfitt said in a judgment made in February — but not released until yesterday — that oddball monikers created social hurdles as children grew up.

“She fears being mocked and teased and in that she has a greater level of insight than either of her parents,” he said of the girl.

The judge discovered New Zealand parents had given their children some other unusual names, including Number 16 Bus Shelter and Midnight Chardonnay, both of which may relate to the conception of the child and both of which were allowed.

Officials had blocked Sex Fruit, Keenan Got Lucy and Yeah Detroit, he said.

One child was named Violence and two pairs of twins were called Benson and Hedges and Fish and Chips.

Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii’s name has now been changed and the custody case resolved, court officials said.

Judge Murfitt said the name embarrassed the nine-year-old and could expose her to teasing.

New Zealand does not allow names that would cause offence or that are longer than 100 characters, registrar general Brian Clarke said.

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