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09-08-2007, 01:37:05
No, it's Superman!


Newborn baby Superman is ‘4Real’
Parents look to call newborn ‘Superman’ after government rejects ‘4Real’
Updated: 11:33 a.m. ET Aug 8, 2007
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A New Zealand couple is looking to call their newborn son Superman — but only because their chosen name of 4Real has been rejected by the government registry.

Pat and Sheena Wheaton say they will get around the decision by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages by officially naming their son Superman but referring to him as 4Real, the New Zealand Herald newspaper has reported.

The Wheatons decided on the name after seeing the baby for the first time in an ultrasound scan and realizing their baby was “for real.”

They decided 4Real was the best way to write it, but the name was rejected because the registrar said a name had to be a sequence of characters.

Pat Wheaton said he was considering appealing against the decision through the courts, but whatever happens he won’t be budged on his choice.

“No matter what, it’s going to stay 4Real,” Wheaton told the Herald, “I’m certainly not a quitter.”

A spokesman for the Department of Internal Affairs, which operates the registry, told the Herald discussions with the Wheatons about their son’s name were continuing.

The baby is now 2 months old. The Wheatons first applied to register his name in late June.

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09-08-2007, 02:48:17
Some people just shouldn't be allowed to breed.

The funny part is their child is going to grow up hating them after being teased his/her entire childhood because his/her parents are pieces of shit.

09-08-2007, 08:02:45
To be fair, if your parents are pieces of shit you're going to get a hard time no matter what your name is.

Scabrous Birdseed
09-08-2007, 09:03:06
Sometimes I'm glad this country has laws preventing parents from doing this shit.

C.G.B. Spender
09-08-2007, 09:04:00
Your parents are in jail?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-08-2007, 09:10:55
They should register the name as "4Real (Yes, my parents really are pieces of shit) Wheaton".

Immortal Wombat
09-08-2007, 10:43:03
They should give him the middle name "Wil", just so there's really no escape.

09-08-2007, 10:51:24
“No matter what, it’s going to stay 4Real,” Wheaton told the Herald, “I’m certainly not a quitter.”

No, he's a nutter.

:lol: @wombat

Gramercy Riffs
09-08-2007, 10:59:22

09-08-2007, 11:05:45

09-08-2007, 11:06:26
argh, lost it

09-08-2007, 11:33:53
What if he turns out to be a world class rapper? Then his name won't seem silly will it.

09-08-2007, 11:46:19
Him and B-real from Cypruss Hill must fight to the death one day.

09-08-2007, 12:49:44
Originally posted by Immortal Wombat
They should give him the middle name "Wil", just so there's really no escape. :lol:

14-08-2007, 15:06:29

14-08-2007, 15:15:50
aaaah, oh my god, when did I miss us getting the :drekkus: smiley?!

*End Is Forever*
14-08-2007, 16:40:28
4REAL is deze zomer op tour geweest, Lees hier meer!