A French court has ruled that parents can’t name their child after their favourite chocolate spread. Brilliant.
The parents in question were big fans of the product, and their thinking was that the famous spread is ‘popular, sweet, and homely’ …which is how they would like their kid to turn out.
But when they tried to register the name, problems popped up, ending in a legal battle. After an argument lasting weeks, the court ruled that ‘it’s not in the best interest of a child’ to name them Nutella. The risk of abuse is deemed too great to subject to a child.
The parents begrudgingly accepted the verdict, and decided to name their daughter Ella instead, but they aren’t banned from using nicknames, and no doubt they will be calling her Nutella at home.
There are other banned names around the world too. In Mexico, Facebook is deemed as a silly name, and has been banned. Also in Mexico, there will no longer be any children named Robocop, which is a shame. In Saudi Arabia, you aren’t allowed to name your girl Linda.
In Sweden, a couple protested against naming laws, and called their child… Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116. Which is apparently pronounced ‘Albin’.
I’m not joking.