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I’m being mum-shamed for naming my baby after DRUG reference… my husband’s raging & I’m desperately trying to change it


A MUM has bizarrely named her third child after a drug reference, leaving her husband raging and desperate to change it.

Kirsten Drysdale says the unusual name came from her curiosity over how far you could push the boundaries of baby naming.

Famous TV presenter and journalist Kirsten Drysdale gave birth to a boy but chose an unusual name.

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Famous TV presenter and journalist Kirsten Drysdale gave birth to a boy but chose an unusual name.Credit: ABC News
The official birth certificate reads Methamphetamine Rules Drysdale

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The official birth certificate reads Methamphetamine Rules DrysdaleCredit: ABC News

The truly wild name was approved by the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to the Drysdale’s shock as offensive terms aren’t allowed on birth certificates.

The new baby boys’ birth certificate officially reads Methamphetamine Rules Drysdale.

Kristen hosts the ABC show WTFAQ program where she tries to answer viewers burning questions.

The audience asked the question: “What can I legally name my baby?”, prompting the TV host to find out what she could get away with.

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Her and her husband Chris also wanted to know what the registry would name the child if the first attempt was rejected and a second name wasn’t given.

Kirsten told news.com.au: “We thought, what is the most outrageous name we can think of that will definitely not be accepted?

“Methamphetamine Rules we thought would surely get rejected, and then when it does, we can find out what name the Registrar chooses.

“It was really just a light-hearted, curious attempt to get an answer to this question.”

The name was approved “very quickly”, with Kirsten having no idea how it slipped through.

“I’m not sure if someone was overworked, or if it was automated somewhere.

“Or possibly, maybe they thought Methamphetamine was a Greek name. They haven’t really given us a clear answer,” she said.

Despite the obvious link to the potent recreational drug Kirsten said: “It’s a beautiful name and I can tell you has nothing to do with class A drugs.”

A raging Chris labelled his wife a “d******d” when he first saw the official certificate as other mum-shamed her online.

Even though “meth” is on the birth certificate the Australian couple have said they’ll be giving their boy a normal name and leaving him to find out his real name when he’s 21.

A spokesperson for the government department commented on the unusual situation saying they’ve “strengthened” their system to avoid something like this happening again.

They added: “The vast majority of parents do not choose a name for their new-born baby that is obscene, offensive or contrary to the public interest.”

Slurs, swear words and sex acts are blacklisted from being used as children’s names, along with official titles such as Doctor, Queen, King and Prime Minister.

Unusual baby names aren’t that uncommon with one woman sharing to her 509,000 TikTok followers her niece’s unique name.

The little girl is called Adorabella but is nicknamed Dora or Dory.

Last year a TikToker shared some potential baby names she’d use but many might find bizzare, including Salmonella.

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The influencer @gailolee said you could call her Ella for short.

Chlamydia, Omelette and Dyslexia were also suggested.

Chris and Kirsten Drysdale were shocked to find out the drug related name was accepted

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Chris and Kirsten Drysdale were shocked to find out the drug related name was acceptedCredit: ABC News

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