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Man stunned after woman renames their baby Methamphetamine Rules

Charisa Bossinakis

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Man stunned after woman renames their baby Methamphetamine Rules

A mother has had the most absurd baby name approved for her newborn son.

ABC journalist Kirsten Drysdale, a presenter for WTFAQ, a series answering all your burning questions, began investigating what you can legally change your baby’s name to.

The journalist quizzed the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on the topic but left unclear on precisely what a ‘prohibited name’ is.

So, she made the matter personal.


After she welcomed her third child with her husband Chris, Drysdale decided to test the registry and name her newborn ‘Methamphetamine Rules’.

And to her horror, the name was approved.

“I don’t know how it slipped through,” Drysdale told news.com.au.


“I’m not sure if someone was overworked, or if it was automated somewhere.

“Or possibly, maybe they thought Methamphetamine was a Greek name.

“They haven’t really given us a clear answer.”

The intern was definitely driving the ship that day.


The NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages has since admitted to the mother the approval for the um, bold name was a mishap.

Credit: ABC
Credit: ABC

Thankfully, Drysdale has managed to change her baby’s name finally.

“Baby Meth’s real name … I’m not publicly disclosing it, because I don’t want it to be attached to this,” she added.


“It’s a beautiful name and I can tell you has nothing to do with class A drugs."

Well, that’s a sigh of relief.

A spokesperson for NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages also told the outlet that following this incident, it has ‘tightened’ the baby name approval process to ensure that nothing like this happens again.

“The Registry has since strengthened its processes in response to this highly unusual event,” the spokesperson said.


“The vast majority of parents do not choose a name for their newborn baby that is obscene, offensive or contrary to the public interest.”

You’re not allowed to call your baby any official ranks or titles in Australia.

So forget, Sir, Captain, Chief, Duke, King, Admiral, Madam, Lady, Queen, Princess, Duchess, etc.

Also, no insults, swear words, slurs, symbols, descriptions of sexual acts, or religious names such as ‘God’, or ‘Christ’.

And atheists aren’t able to call their child ‘Satan’ or ‘Lucifer’ either.

I’m still scratching my head, wondering how a registry approved Elon Musk and Grimes’ baby name X Æ A-Xii...

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/ABC. Pramote Polyamate/Getty Images

Topics: Australia, News, Parenting, Weird

Charisa Bossinakis
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