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Spanish village named ‘Jew killing’ considers official name change

The small, but proud village of Castrillo Matajudios, loosely translated asĀ Little Fortress of Jew Killing, is considering a name change. Probably a good idea.

Saudi Arabia releases official list of banned names

The Saudi interior ministry released a list of first names that are now banned in that county. The ministry reportedly says that it banned names it deems counter to Saudi culture, blasphemous, “inappropriate,” or just “foreign.” Names included are Alice, Lauren and Sandy, no doubt wildly popular in the Arab world.

Passport office nixes name ‘King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite’

Meet Mathew Whelan, now King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite, and the latest in a line of folks fighting the system to get unusual names or less typical religious accessories, such as the Pastafarian pasta strainer, incorporated into their official identifying documents.

When the Name Fits (Or Doesn’t Fit) the Crime

A drunk driving stripper named Chastity, an accused batterer named Lovely and other perps whose names lend an additional sting to their alleged crimes.

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