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French parents in legal battle over bid to name baby 'Hades'

By T.K. Randall
March 27, 2023 · Comment icon 9 comments

Who wants to be named after the god of the underworld ? Image Credit: Ludovisi Collection
Kristina Desgres and Rodrigo Velasquez have been battling the courts in a bid to give their baby the rather unusual name.
From a man in India who named his newborn child 'Statistical Information Communication Office' to the man named 'Adolf Hitler' who won an election in Namibia - we've certainly seen some strange names over the years.

This latest example, which concerns a couple from France, hit the headlines after lawmakers rejected their attempts to name their newborn baby 'Hades' after the Greek god of the underworld.

"We chose this name simply because we thought it was pretty," said his mother.
"Hades Velasquez Desgres sounds good."

Officials in the country, however, disagreed - prompting an ongoing legal battle that saw the couple hire a lawyer in an attempt to convince the court that the name was acceptable.

They argued that there were other babies who had been named Hades without issue and even went as far as to contact the families to acquire proof that the name hadn't had a negative impact on them.

The court is expected to make a decision on April 4th.

Source: Mail Online | Comments (9)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Orphalesion 1 year ago
I mean it is a perfectly good name. Of course in French it's rpobably pronounced Ah-Deh...which doesn't sound as good
Comment icon #2 Posted by Vox 1 year ago
What fresh hell is this?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Abramelin 1 year ago
Comment icon #4 Posted by CigaretteSmokingMan 1 year ago
Could be worse.. They could’ve named her Greta Thunberg
Comment icon #5 Posted by Cho Jinn 1 year ago
Great game, by the way.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Cho Jinn 1 year ago
How DARE you!!!!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Crabby Kitten 1 year ago
I don't know what the fuss is about. Hades is named after the Greek god of the Underworld. Its not as if the couple were wanting to name their baby "Lucifer" or anything.   
Comment icon #8 Posted by Black Red Devil 1 year ago
The highlighted may give you something to rationalise over.
Comment icon #9 Posted by newbloodmoon 1 year ago
A couple had done just that.

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