Keyword: name

French prosecutor to decide whether parents can name son 'Jihad'

The French public prosecutor's office in the southern city of Toulouseis to decide on whether the parents of a baby boy are legally entitled to name him Jihad, a phonetic spelling from the Arabic meaning "struggle" and which has become a common term adopted by Islamic fundamentalists engaged in terrorist attacks, which have claimed more than 230 lives in France over the past two years.

Court bans parents from naming their baby with Breton tilde letter

A French court has ordered a couple who named their baby Fañch, a name from the ancient Celtic language of Brittany, to choose another because it contains the tilde 'ñ' which it said is 'unrecognised by the French language'.

France Télécom takes Orange as new name

Shareholders in the country's partly state-owned telecommunications giant have voted for the change, which comes into effect on July 1st.

France to rebaptise last street named after Vichy leader

Only remaining street in France named after the leader of the country's collaborationist wartime regime, Marshal Philippe Petain, is to get a new name.