We often come across cases with children who have been given unusual names, but this one is a bit more unusual than most. A mother from Wales was banned from naming her baby Cyanide after the poison which Adolf Hilter took before shooting himself.
The court having heard why mother thought this unusual name was pretty, considered that such a name may cause harm to the child and ultimately appears to have asked the older siblings (who had been removed along with the twins from their mother's care) to name the twins.
The woman, from Powys, also chose the name Preacher for the girl's twin brother - saying she had a human right to name her own children. She said Cyanide was a "lovely, pretty name" with positive connotations as it was taken by Hitler. When Powys council social workers learnt of the names the mother had chosen for the twins, they took the case to court. In June, a judge issued an injunction against the mother, forbidding her from formally registering the twins' forenames.