French Court: Parents can’t name their child ‘Nutella’

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VALENCIENNES, France – A baby in France was renamed by a court after a judge ruled that she could not be named after a popular hazelnut spread.

According to TIME, a judge in France ruled that the parents’ decision to name the child “Nutella” was against the child’s interest.

“The name ‘Nutella’ given to the child is the trade name of a spread,” the court’s decision read, according to a translation. “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 judge reportedly renamed the child Ella after her parents failed to show up to the hearing.

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