French Authorities Want To Stop Parents Naming Their Child Griezmann Mbappe

If England ever win the World Cup then Harry and Raheem may become the most popular names around but one authority in France wants to stop one family naming their son after two of the World Cup winners.

'What's in a name,' asked Shakespeare, I'm not sure what my point is but a name is the one thing we all have. There can be any number of reasons why our parents decided to name us the way they did, George Foreman for example named five of his son George and one of his daughters is even called Georgetta.

There have been people named after famous sports stars over the years, one family in England named their son after all the Burnley players in the team in 2011, naming him Jensen Jay Alexander Bikey Carlisle Duff Elliot Fox Iwelumo Marney Mears Paterson Thompson Wallace Preston.

Can you imagine the influx of baby names in England ever got their hands on the World Cup, nurseries would be full of baby Gareths, Fabians and Trents.

So you can hardly one couple in France for deciding they wanted to name their child Griezmann Mbappe after the country's success in Russia in the summer.

However according to Brive regional newspaper La Montagne authorities have challenged the name flagging up with prosecutors that the name could cause harm to the child in the future.

The two France players would surely be very pleased. Image: PA Images
The two France players would surely be very pleased. Image: PA Images

If prosecutors agree with the idea that the name could harm the child then a family court could force the family to change the child's name.

There are plenty of names kids can get bullied for, I mean literally any name knowing the inventiveness and cruelty of kids, but Griezmann Mbappe doesn't really seem that bad.

I mean it's nowhere near as bad as naming a child after the entirety of a squad is it.

The Burnley child's first name Jensen was after legend 'the Beast' Brian. Image: PA Images
The Burnley child's first name Jensen was after legend 'the Beast' Brian. Image: PA Images

Recently another family in France were stopped from calling their child Jihad. They argued that the word had no violent meaning in Arabic but authorities were worried about the effect it would have on the child's life.

It seems a much fairer ruling than if Griezmann Mbappe isn't allowed.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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