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French parents in court for giving their baby girl a ‘male’ name

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A French couple have come under fire after naming their daughter Liam. 

According to The Sun, the parents were advised by the registrar ‘to give the child ‘a more feminine’ name before being taken to court. 

Prosecutors said the name ‘would be likely to create a risk of gender confusion’ and asked for them to be forced to give ‘the child another name chosen by the parents and, failing that, by the judge’.

Examples of famous Liams, including Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher and Schindler’s List star Liam Neeson, were quoted to support the argument. 

The date of the trial hearing is yet to be announced.

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