(PCM) A French court has ruled against a couple who planned to name their baby girl Nutella. As many know, Nutella is a popular brand of chocolate and hazelnut spread. The court claimed that the name was unfit as it could lead to “unnecessary teasing and disparaging thoughts” for the child.
The child, who was born back in September, has been re-named to just “Ella”. While the laws in France have been a bit more lax in recent years when it comes to baby names, the court system still has the final say so in deciding whether or not that particular name is in the best interest of the child. In the U.S. these types of restrictions on baby names rarely exists.
In recent years, French parents have been able to creatively get away with naming their children after characters from the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones”, however when parents tried to name their child Babar (the cartoon elephant) and Fraise (strawberry) they were denied their name choices by the French courts.