Keyword: tilde

French boy granted tilde to his name after two-year legal fight

When Fañch Bernard was born in May 2017, a local official refused to include on his birth certificate the tild, used in the language of the Breton people of north-west France, prompting a two-year battle through the courts, when the authorities argued that that the tilde was a 'breach of the will of our state of law to maintain the unity of the country', and which has finally ended in victory for the boy's parent's – and  the tilde.

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'.