17 Australian baby names that have been made illegal in 2015.

When I was in primary school, I was teased mercilessly because my middle name happened to rhyme with my surname.

But I can’t imagine what it would have been like to go through school with a FIRST name like Thong, for example. Or Bonghead. Or Scrotum.

And yet, these were just some of a list of actual baby names that actual parents attempted the name their actual babies this year.

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Thankfully, the government intervened - otherwise those poor kids would have had a tough time in the playground.

Here are some of the weird and downright cruel baby names that have been banned by the Australian government in 2015.

We're just going to leave these here...

  • Bonghead
  • Chow Tow
  • D*ckhead
  • G-Bang
  • Ikea
  • iMac
  • Maryjuana
  • Medicare
  • Ned Kelly
  • Panties
  • Ranga
  • Scrotum
  • Sh*thead
  • Smelly
  • Snort
  • Thong
  • Virgin

But it's not just we Aussies who come up with crazy baby names.

WATCH more baby names that have been banned around the world...

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Earlier this year, New Zealand's list of banned baby names was released - and it was just as appalling.

Here are the highlights:

  • Prynce
  • Royal-Rule
  • Lucifer
  • Justis
  • Senior Constable
  • Majesty
  • Christ

For the record, the Australian government will ban names that are deemed "obscene or offensive, unreasonably long, contain symbols without phonetic significance or not in the public interest for some other reason."

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Suddenly, wacky celebrity baby names like Apple and Spurgeon don't seem so bad...

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TAP on the image below to scroll through the top girls' and boys' baby names for 2015 so far.