The parents decided to name their daughter Liam, which is traditionally a boy's name. The French government were concerned "would be likely to create a risk of gender confusion", reports The Local, with the prosecutor adding that the name was "contrary to the interest of the child and could harm her in her social relations and told a judge to ban the parents from using it."
Should they fail to come up with an alternative name in a timely fashion, the judge announced he will step in and name the child himself.
Despite seeking legal aid to fight the order, the anonymous couple have postponed the date of the baptism until the matter is resolved.
This isn't the first time the courts have been involved in deciding a child's name including Nutella, Fraise (Strawberry) and Manhattan. In New Zealand it's illegal to name your newborn Anal or Sex Fruit and Robocop or Circumcision in Mexico
Do you think the parents have the right to keep their daughter's name?