Oliver and Olivia are the most popular baby names in New Zealand - for the second year in a row - but some parents prefer to opt for something a little more unique.

However, in the quest to make sure their offspring don't go to school with 10 other children with the same name, some overeager parents go a little too far.

People have taken to Mumsnet to share the most hair-raising names they've ever heard, prompted by a mother who heard a woman shouting to her daughter Beige in the supermarket.

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Others were quick to share their worst examples, including Venezuela, a mispelled Pocahontus and a boy called Raspberry.

A woman thought a fellow parents was using a nickname when she called her child Bubbles on the school run, but it was apparently the youngster's actual name.

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Beige rage: A woman prompted a furious discussion when she revealed she'd heard a mother calling her child the unusual name in the supermarket.

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If your favourite name summons up memories of a dodgy suburban nightclub it's probably best avoided.

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Bambi, Rowdy and Huxley could potentially form some kind of girl band.

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You would probably opt for an abbreviation too if your parents called you dolphin.

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If you think having one unusual name is bad enough, you certainly don't want 15 of them.

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One mother begged others not to be unkind about other people's choice of name.

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Note to parents: Pokemon is not an ideal source of inspiration when naming a child.

And if your choice of name is evocative of a shampoo brand, it might be best to avoid.

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If you're opting for a name from another country, make sure your surname isn't Smith.

Since it was good enough for Gwyneth - Ms Paltrow called her daughter Apple - why not name your son Raspberry?

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