- French officials have stopped a couple from naming their child after Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann
- A court in France that heard the matter ruled the name could cause harm to the child in future
- The parents had settled on Griezmann Mbappe as their baby boy's name
A court in France has stopped a couple from naming their baby son after the country's football stars, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe.
The family had reportedly settled on naming their son Griezmann Mbappe before the court overruled the decision.
It is thought that the couple's decision to name the infant after the two footballers was meant to salute the duo's heroics in the 2018 World Cup that helped France lift the trophy.
However, a family judge in the central town of Brive-la-Gaillarde declined to let the family have the five-month old child name after the football stars.
According to a Guardian report, the court deemed the name "contrary to the interest of the child."
"The last referral to the prosecutor dates back to 2015. In 1998, we had a lot of Zinedine, but it was a first name. Here it's more baroque," a member of Brive's mayoral office divulged to the media.
Owing to the ruling, it now seems French parents with the desire of paying tribute to the two players will have to settle on "Antoine" or "Kylian."
Meanwhile, Griezmann and Mbappe played an integral role in Le Bleus spectacular World Cup campaign that saw them lift the title in Russia.
The pair scored a goal each in the finals as France stunned Croatia 4-2.
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Source: Yen Ghana