And you thought Gwyneth and Katie Price had cornered the weird naming market ...
A French court has ruled “non" in the case of a couple who wanted to name their child after the hazelnut spread. Seriously.
According to La Voix Du Nord, a registrar who recorded the baby’s name last year alerted the local prosecutor who referred the case to a family court judge.
The court in Valenciennes ruled that the baby needed a new name saying: “the first name Nutella, given to the child, is that of the commercial brand of a spread” and that it would cause “mockery or disobliging remarks.” Too true.
The judge (who is probably more of a peanut butter fan) renamed the little girl Ella (see what they did there?) after the parents failed to turn up at court.
But the naming madness doesn’t end there.
A family from Raismes (also in France) named their child Fraise (strawberry). Once again, the court found the name could have a “negative impact on the child.” They went for Fraisine instead.
To summarise: naming your child after a food en France seems to be a non-non.