TIL French courts have the ability to stop parents giving ‘inappropriate’ names to their children: in 2015 they ordered that a girl should be called ‘Ella’ and not ‘Nutella’ as originally intended.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30993608

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  1. Even America, for all of its failings, has the best free speech protections, and courts can rule on this kind of thing here too. A literal Nazi in NJ named his kid Adolf Hitler, and child protective services got involved, and a judge ruled it to be child abuse to sentence a child to that kind of ridicule.

  2. I get the veto power, but why do they get to choose the new name.

    I agree with saying “you can’t call her Nutella” but disagree with “thou shalt call her Ella”.

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