Naaktgeboren

What are the six baby names that you shouldn’t give your child? Forget Apple and Pilot Inspektor. If you really want to give your kid a hard time growing up, just pick from the following list. Here’s a taster:

When Napoleon seized the Netherlands in 1810, he demanded that all Dutchmen take last names, just as the French had done decades prior. Problem was, the Dutch had lived full and happy lives with single names, so they took absurd surnames in a show of spirited defiance. These included Naaktgeboren (born naked), Spring int Veld (jump in the field), and Piest (pisses). Unfortunately for their descendants, Napoleon’s last-name trend stuck, and all of these remain perfectly normal Dutch names today.

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