Banned Baby Names: French Parents Barred From Calling Children Nutella

Alison Coldridge
Editor Yahoo Style UK
Yahoo Lifestyle

From @ to Anus, we’ve come across some weird and wacky baby name choices – and plenty have been ruled illegal.

But this one has to be up there with the strangest.

No Nutella for this baby girl [Rex]



A French couple has tried to name their daughter ‘Nutella’. As in the chocolate spread. We know it’s delish and all, but would you really want your child to have the same name as something you put on toast?

According to Time magazine, a court in Valenciennes, France, has decided that the tot needs a new name.

The baby girl, who was born in September, can’t be named after the food because it’s not a good idea in the long run, the judge decided.





Nutella as a name? We're not convinces [Rex]



“The name ‘Nutella’ given to the child is the trade name of a spread,” the court’s decision read, according to a translation.

“And it is contrary to the child’s interest to be wearing a name like that can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts (sic).”

So what, you may ask, will the lucky baby be called now? For now, she’s been given the name ‘Ella’ by the judge – as her parents didn’t show up for the court case and so couldn’t weigh in with their opinion.

But we reckon using half of ‘Nutella’ is a pretty good compromise.





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Do you think parents should be allowed to call their children what they want, or do you think there should be restrictions? Let us know in the comments.