The name of a newborn must be registered at the town hall of his place of birth, at most 3 days after the birth.
Since the law of January 8, 1993, parents are free to choose the first name they like, unless it is clearly against the interest of the child. If the name appears gross, pejorative or ridiculous, the civil registrar can challenge it, and even to seize the public prosecutor, who will decide whether to forward the case to the judge of family matters.
A difficult choiceClassic, conformist, original? With a huge repertoire, choosing the first name of the child is sometimes difficult. Add to this the fashion, fluctuating, which moreover varies according to the social environment and the region. So more than ever the first name becomes a social marker that accompanies us for life.
But beyond fashion, parents must ask themselves some questions when choosing the first name of their child. Will he be suitable for all stages of his life? Is his spelling and pronunciation obvious? Sounds good with the last name? It must be borne in mind that it is above all to the child that the first name belongs ...