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'Griezmann Mbappe' baby name under threat by French authorities

Kylian Mbappe celebrates a goal with France's teammate Antoine Griezmann
Kylian Mbappe celebrates a goal with France's teammate Antoine Griezmann.

A couple in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, have named their new-born child Griezmann Mbappe but a civil code threatens their tribute to two of France's World Cup winners -- Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe -- being allowed to stick.

Born in November, as reported first by regional publication La Montagne, the couple want the boy's first name to be the surname of the Atletico Madrid star and his second name to be the last name of the PSG wonderkid.

However, Brive's local registrar has deemed the name to be "against the child's best interests or infringing on the rights of third parties to protect their family name."

The mayor of Brive's office has confirmed that "the case has been referred" to the public prosecutor, so a response should be made soon.

The public prosecutor has declined to comment but could, by law, order a name change or choose a new name for the child if Griezmann Mbappe is deemed to have broken the civil code.

For now, the boy is named Griezmann Mbappe and has that name on his birth certificate, which will have to detail any legal changes that might be ordered in the near future.

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