From ‘Nutella’ to ‘Ella’: French Court’s Intervention in Baby Naming

In France, a judicial ruling prohibited a couple from naming their daughter “Nutella,” leading to a mandated change of her name to “Ella.” This decision was taken in the parents’ absence, as they did not attend the hearing. The judge reasoned that the name Nutella would inevitably expose the girl to mockery or derogatory perceptions.

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