How crazy does a name need to be to get banned, spark a legal battle, or find itself relegated to the list of forbidden baby names? Not very, depending on where you live, though many names on this roster would be judged totally outrageous anywhere in the world. Sometimes, a name is so extreme — or local baby name laws are — that the courts have to step in. Here are 15 real-life baby names that sparked actual legal battles in the last decade.
Iceland, like several other Northern European countries, has strict rules about the names that can and cannot be given to children. There's an official list of permitted names in the country, with just under 2000 girls names on it -- but Blaer, meaning "light breeze," was not one of them. So the authorities said that a girl with that name would have to change it. She and her family fought them in the courts for over a decade, and finally won the right to use the name in 2013.