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French Court: You Can't Name Your Kid 'Nutella'

'Strawberry' rejected for another baby
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2015 9:30 AM CST
French Court: You Can't Name Your Kid 'Nutella'
Baby Nutella has been renamed Ella after a judge disapproved of giving her the same name as a spread.   (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Nutella)

(Newser) – Baby Nutella has a new name. A French court has banned parents from using their planned name, saying it's not healthy for the child, Time reports via La Voix du Nord. "The name ‘Nutella’ given to the child is the trade name of a spread," the court said. "And it is contrary to the child’s interest to be wearing a name like that can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts." The parents didn't turn up for a court date in November, so it seems the judge took it upon himself to rename the baby. He went for a shortened version of the brand name: Now, the girl is known as Ella. She might find a friend in Fraisine, another French baby who's undergone a name change, the Local reports: Her parents had tried to name her Fraise, or "strawberry." (Read more Nutella stories.)

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