Born on September 24 last year, the first baby's parents wanted to name her Nutella, after the popular chocolate spread. While the second couple, whose daughter was born in October last year, chose the name Fraise, which means strawberry in French.
Both names were denied by the court as they were "contrary to the child's interest," according to regional French newspaper La Voix du Nord. With regards to Nutella, the court said it would "only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts," the paper reported.
Baby Nutella was renamed Ella by the judge, after her parents failed to attend the hearing. The parents of Fraise chose a more traditional French name – Fraisine -- as their back-up choice.
According to French law, citizens can name their baby what they like as long as it doesn't harm the child's interests -- for instance, a name that may encourage discrimination.
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