NZ parents may lose battle to keep baby '4real'
'Superman' plan B to the rescue
Kiwis Pat and Sheena Wheaton may be forced to abandon their brave battle with authorities for the God-given right to name their son "4real", but have announced similarly creative backup plan.
If a legal challenge is not mounted, The New Zealand Herald reports the infant will bear the official handle "Superman". According to the loving couple, the boy's family will still call him "4real".
As we reported in June, the Wheatons chose the name when they saw an ultrasound and realised the pregnancy was for real. They have met with stiff official resistance from NZ's human nomenclature soviet however, who initially said numerals were unacceptable.
Government reps have refused to comment until a final decision is made.
Mr Wheaton said: "I'm really unsure how successful we'd be if we took it to court; I'm obviously not a lawyer and [the Government] have got unlimited resources and taxpayer money."
He vowed to continue the good fight somehow: "They've turned us down but we're considering how far we want to go. No matter what, it's gonna stay 4Real. I'm certainly not a quitter." ®
Dont do drugs...
This is what happens when parents take too many psychedelic drugs.
Ok, after reading the story I can see why they wanted to named their kid "4real". I think they were happy to see that they were going to be parents, and did not really think about the future of that kid. I think that if they wanted to call the kid "Forreal" or "Foreal" it would be no different that someone naming their kid "Jaquanda" or what ever other odd names I have heard in the states since I was a kid. I think they should take a moment and think of that kids future.
On a 2nd note, Yes I was one of the ones that was picked on also, however that all stopped as soon as I broke the nose of the little fu@ker who kept bothering me for 2 years. Kids are not born mean, they learn it from their parents. I don't care what anyone says when they complain about too much violence on TV or Video games etc.. The bottom line its parents who did not think.
Bottom line in this, the parents need to think about the kid and not about what sounds cool to use as a name.
Thats a silly name