A couple who wanted to name their son after a popular French cartoon character have been told they cannot, in the interests of the child.
Matthew Warren reports for The Local:
Regional newspaper Ouest France reported that judges described the cartoon character as "a sympathetic caricature designed to make people laugh on the grounds of his naivety and the ridiculous situations he finds himself in."
As a result, giving this name to a child would "attract mockery" and could risk "constituting a real handicap for a child becoming an adolescent and then an adult, as well as his personal and professional relationships."
The child has been given the more sober name of Grégory in the meantime.
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