Mom horrified after 'outrageous' joke name is officially accepted for baby

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By Kim Novak

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A mom was left horrified after her baby accidentally got officially named with a moniker she had chosen as a joke - leaving her with the admin nightmare of changing it to something less outrageous.

Kirsten Drysdale, from New South Wales in Australia, recently welcomed her third baby with her husband Chris.

Aside from all of the prep having a baby comes with, one of the hardest decisions to make is always the name - as after all, that will be something they will (probably) carry with them for the rest of their lives, and is the first impression people get when they meet.

So it's no wonder Kirsten wants to change her son's name already after the "joke" name she submitted got accepted - and her newborn is now officially called Methamphetamine Rules.

Yes, you read that correctly - her sweet, bouncing baby boy's name is officially Methamphetamine Rules.

Kirsten revealed to News.com.au exactly how she and her newborn ended up in this unusual predicament - and it was all down to a story she was working on at her job.

She works as a TV presenter and had been researching a story for ABC's WTFAQ program, answering the burning question of 'What can I legally name my baby?'

As part of her research, Kirsten was trying to find out what the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages would give a child as a 'default' name if the one their parents submitted was rejected, but found it hard to get an answer from the government body's media team.

So, of course, the most logical course of action would be to submit something ridiculous herself and find out - and that she did.

Kirsten told the outlet: "We thought, what is the most outrageous name we can think of that will definitely not be accepted?

"Methamphetamine Rules we thought would surely get rejected, and then when it does, we can find out what name the Registrar chooses. It was really just a lighthearted, curious attempt to get an answer to this question."

Unfortunately for her, little Methamphetamine Rules's name was approved "very quickly" and his official birth certificate soon arrived in the post.

Kirsten was stunned, adding: "I don’t know how it slipped through. 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."

Thankfully, a spokesperson for the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages told the outlet that they have since “strengthened" their system to avoid any other inappropriate names slipping through, and Kirsten is currently in the process of changing her son's name to the 'real' one they wanted for him.

She added that she won't be disclosing 'Baby Meth's real name' so he isn't associated with his former moniker, but says it is "beautiful" and "has nothing to do with class A drugs".

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Baby Meth's name is in the process of being changed. Credit: Getty Images

Kirsten is also planning to tell her baby boy about what his official name was when he turns 21 as it will be a "very unique" gift for him to get on his milestone birthday.

The registry spokesperson also added that names registered at birth remain on the register "forever, even if the name is formally changed", but on this occasion they are helping to get it changed.

The spokesperson added: "The Registry has since strengthened its processes in response to this highly unusual event.

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

 Featured image credit: Getty Images

Mom horrified after 'outrageous' joke name is officially accepted for baby

vt-author-image

By Kim Novak

Article saved!Article saved!

A mom was left horrified after her baby accidentally got officially named with a moniker she had chosen as a joke - leaving her with the admin nightmare of changing it to something less outrageous.

Kirsten Drysdale, from New South Wales in Australia, recently welcomed her third baby with her husband Chris.

Aside from all of the prep having a baby comes with, one of the hardest decisions to make is always the name - as after all, that will be something they will (probably) carry with them for the rest of their lives, and is the first impression people get when they meet.

So it's no wonder Kirsten wants to change her son's name already after the "joke" name she submitted got accepted - and her newborn is now officially called Methamphetamine Rules.

Yes, you read that correctly - her sweet, bouncing baby boy's name is officially Methamphetamine Rules.

Kirsten revealed to News.com.au exactly how she and her newborn ended up in this unusual predicament - and it was all down to a story she was working on at her job.

She works as a TV presenter and had been researching a story for ABC's WTFAQ program, answering the burning question of 'What can I legally name my baby?'

As part of her research, Kirsten was trying to find out what the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages would give a child as a 'default' name if the one their parents submitted was rejected, but found it hard to get an answer from the government body's media team.

So, of course, the most logical course of action would be to submit something ridiculous herself and find out - and that she did.

Kirsten told the outlet: "We thought, what is the most outrageous name we can think of that will definitely not be accepted?

"Methamphetamine Rules we thought would surely get rejected, and then when it does, we can find out what name the Registrar chooses. It was really just a lighthearted, curious attempt to get an answer to this question."

Unfortunately for her, little Methamphetamine Rules's name was approved "very quickly" and his official birth certificate soon arrived in the post.

Kirsten was stunned, adding: "I don’t know how it slipped through. 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."

Thankfully, a spokesperson for the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages told the outlet that they have since “strengthened" their system to avoid any other inappropriate names slipping through, and Kirsten is currently in the process of changing her son's name to the 'real' one they wanted for him.

She added that she won't be disclosing 'Baby Meth's real name' so he isn't associated with his former moniker, but says it is "beautiful" and "has nothing to do with class A drugs".

wp-image-1263229107 size-full
Baby Meth's name is in the process of being changed. Credit: Getty Images

Kirsten is also planning to tell her baby boy about what his official name was when he turns 21 as it will be a "very unique" gift for him to get on his milestone birthday.

The registry spokesperson also added that names registered at birth remain on the register "forever, even if the name is formally changed", but on this occasion they are helping to get it changed.

The spokesperson added: "The Registry has since strengthened its processes in response to this highly unusual event.

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

 Featured image credit: Getty Images