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This series looks at the banned children’s names in New Zealand.

Every year the department of Internal Affairs publishes a list of the names it rejected from being issued a birth certificate because names ‘must not cause offence to a reasonable person, be unreasonably long, or include or resemble an official title or rank.’ Here are some of the ones that didn’t make the cut.

The cakes come from the Australian Women‘s Weekly cookbook which was the cake bible for kids growing up in the 80’s and 90’s. I wanted to combine these two elements to celbrate birthdays for the kids in New Zealand who will never be able to rejoice under their first given name.

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