Parents In France Banned From Naming Their Child ‘Griezmann Mbappe’

If England ever win the World Cup, then Harry and Raheem may become the most popular names in the UK.

Meanwhile in France, authorities have stopped one family from naming their son after two World Cup winners.

There can be any number of reasons why our parents decided to name us the way they did.

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 Gareth's, Fabian's and Trent's.


So you can hardly blame 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, French authorities challenged the name, flagging up with prosecutors that the name could cause harm to the child in the future.

The family court judge, after analyzing the file, decided to delete the first names from the civil status register, according to RTBF.

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

Last year, a 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.

Thoughts on the decision to not allow the parents to name their child after 'Griezmann Mbappe'?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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