Baby Nutella

A French court has prevented babies being named Nutella and Stawberry. 

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/french-parents-banned-from-naming-their-kid-nutella-and-strawberry/story-fnet08xa-1227198123082

I actually find Strawberry/Fraise an interesting one, as the UK children's TV show Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom has a character called Strawberry, and I doubt it would be any different to naming a child Apple where I am - it's very much a case where local slang is so important to understand. 

 

(And for a more irreverent take, with added Australian examples: http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/french-parents-attempt-name-baby-nutella-judge-rules-non/?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=mc&utm_campaign=daily )

Replies

1
January 28, 2015 10:14 PM

I heard about this! Considering Apple is a name, I can't imagine Strawberry not being next. I mean, I grew up watching Strawberry Shortcake. Nutella, though, is going too far.

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By mk
January 29, 2015 12:48 AM

Strawberry/Fraise is just another nature-based name, like Apple or Cherry (or the French Cerise) but the connection to the slang does makes it interesting.

Nutella is silly and if the parents want they can still use it as a pet name for Ella.

3
January 29, 2015 1:58 AM

I know the names seem a bit quirky, but I think that's the parent's right.  And neither name is offensive.  I think the one couple shouldve just named her Donatella.  I doubt the French court would've objected and then they still could have called her any nickname they wanted.

4
February 18, 2015 8:28 AM

Yes, I have heard about this.  But still nick names like ella,elly may be used.