Mum who gave baby son shocking name slammed live on TV for 'appalling stunt'
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Most proud parents spend ages picking the perfect baby name for their little one.
But one Aussie mum has been slammed for the shocking drug-related name she chose for her young son.
Presenter Kirsten Drysdale ended up being slammed for the name live on TV when she appeared on A Current Affair. You can watch the awkward footage below:
As Aussie audiences reacted to the news, the 38-year-old said the 'appalling' stunt had been done as research for the WTFAQ show.
Pushing the boundaries of acceptable baby names, the mum submitted paperwork to register her son as Methamphetamine Rules.
However, this soon backfired as the illegal lingo was accepted by the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Drysdale out-there baby name choice has since been all over the headlines, and she face a grilling about it when she appeared on A Current Affair last night (19 September).
Unsurprisingly, the journalist was slammed for her decision by host Allison Langdon.
Hitting back at the new mum, the host said: “Did the epidural block the brain? Why would you do this to your baby boy?”
To which, Drysdale responded: “I did this in the name of journalism, Ally.”
She then revealed that the ‘stunt’ was done to show the need for more rigorous checks about legal names.
“No. I would hope that there are no parents out there who would seriously call their child a name like that,” she explained, adding: “But if they are calling their child a questionable name, I think we’ve shown that there needs to be some better checks on it.”
It wasn't the only mad moniker the mum considered submitting.
According to the ABC journalist, she and the WTFAQ production team had thought of several bad baby names which they hoped would trip up the registrars.
In fact, she'd planned to give her young son another drug-related name: Nangs Rule.
The slang refers to nitrous oxide, with party goers inhaling the laughing gas to get a quick high.
Whilst we might question her parenting choices, Drysdale insisted that she thought the name would be rejected.
She explained: “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.”
Shockingly though, the name slipped through the system in what the Aussie Government rather ironically called a ‘highly unusual event’.
Tyla has reached out to Kirsten Drysdale via ABC publicity for comment.