Judge says ‘no’ to baby Nutella’s parents
French court rules that a baby’s parents may not name their child ‘Nutella’.
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Are you trying to come up with a memorable name for your baby bump for when he or she is born? You may need to think harder if you want to stay out of court: a French judge ruled this week that the parents of a baby they’d named “Nutella” must change her name, according to Jezebel.com.

Spreading it thick

The focus of the ruling was that, in the long term, using the trade name of a spread such as Nutella is contrary to the interests of the child as the child would inevitably be teased or feel disparaged.

I hereby rename you…

When the child’s parents didn’t turn up for a court date, the judge renamed her “Ella”. The loss of the prefix “nut” will presumably give her a lot more dignity.

The name game

Every child in SA has the right to a name- the Constitution says so- but a child also has the right to dignity!

It’s not a new phenomenon for parents to go for wacky monikers. Many countries have even gone as far as to create lists of forbidden names and naming styles.

Here are some of the stranger baby-naming stories:

Worst celebrity baby names

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Baby Porsche joins Alfa and Mercedes

Facebook inspires baby name

Naming remorse hits daft parents

What’s the oddest name you’ve ever come across?

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