For new parents, naming your baby is usually a pretty big deal. Many will spend weeks or months leading up to the baby’s birth debating on a name.  While others want to wait until the child is born.  There are so many names out there… so it makes sense it takes time. You may decide to name the baby after a family member or friend.  Or maybe it’s a role model that had a huge impact on your life.  And yes, some people even name their babies after characters from their favorite TV shows or movies. But, did you know there are some illegal baby names?

According to US Birth Certificates, here are some common naming restrictions in the U.S.:

  • Derogatory terms
  • Obscenity
  • Offensive names
  • Foreign characters
  • Numbers
  • Diacritical marks
  • Hyphens
  • Asterisks
  • Apostrophes

In Georgia, symbols, including accents, are prohibited. But, according to The Bump, in South Carolina, you could name your baby K8, because numbers and symbols (ex: M!ke) are both allowed.

So let’s take a look at illegal baby names.  These names actually aren’t just illegal in Georgia and South Carolina, but they are illegal in all 50 states!

These 11 baby names are illegal, according to US Birth Certificates.

  • King

    five month old African American baby boy on studio white

    Photo: Getty Images

  • Queen

    Newborn Baby Girl Wearing a Mermaid Costume Sleeping in Basket

    Photo: Getty Images

  • Jesus Christ

    Cute baby in white bodysuit sleeping on comfortable bed

    Photo: Getty Images

  • III

    Baby Sleeping with mom

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  • Santa Claus

    Cute newborn baby wearing Santa Claus hat is sleeping in the Christmas gift box

    Photo: Getty Images

  • Majesty

    Shot of an adorable baby covered in a towel after bath time

    Photo: Getty Images

  • Misteri N*****

    A mom holding her newborn baby on her chest, having skin on skin time. Childbirth at the hospital.

    Photo: Getty Images

  • Adolf Hitler

    Infant baby sleeping and yawning on white sheets

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  • Messiah

    Caucasian baby sleeping

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  • @

    Newborn Baby Girl in Kitten Costume

    Photo: Getty Images

  • 1069

    Baby Girl

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