- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 2:18PM
Last week we got almost certain confirmation on Beyonce and Jay-Z's twins names; Sir and Rumi.
But in New Zealand, the couple would find their choice of 'Sir' rejected by the Department of Internal Affairs as it features on a list of names unacceptable baby names.
The name Sir featured in the list of names rejected by the department in 2011, alongside other religious references: Messiah, Christ, Bishop and Lucifer.
The department's rules forbid any name that implies a child holds a title or a rank.
Last year, the names Duke, Prince, Princess and Majesty were dismissed, as was the popular choice Justice and the more bizarre Special Constable.
Kim and Kanye's choice of name for their son, Saint, is also illegal in New Zealand.