French Parents Not Allowed to Name Child Griezmann Mbappe

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2019

(L-R) Kylian Mbappe of France, Antoine Griezmann of France during the UEFA Nations League A group 1 qualifying match between The Netherlands and France at stadium De Kuip on November 16, 2018 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
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It has been almost nine months since France lifted the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but one couple has been banned from saluting two of the heroes from the team, Antoine Griezmann or Kylian Mbappe, by naming their child "Griezmann Mbappe."

Radio station France Bleu Limousin (h/t Le Parisien) reported on Friday that a judge had ruled against the couple's name choice:

B/R Football @brfootball

Parents in France won’t be officially allowed to name their child ‘Griezmann Mbappe’ 👶🙃 https://t.co/YMzXpR4luk

In French law, authorities are able to rule against names "contrary to the interest of the child," per BBC Sport.

The child was born November on 30 in Brive.

Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann and Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe played a key role in firing Les Bleus to the World Cup, 20 years on from their victory on home soil in 1998.

The pair each scored four goals at the tournament, including a goal apiece in the final against Croatia.

Griezmann restored France's lead from the penalty spot after Ivan Perisic had cancelled out Mario Mandzukic's own goal, sparking jubilant scenes in Paris:


The scenes in Paris when Antoine Griezmann converted his penalty 🔥 https://t.co/opMFz7JA8Z

After Paul Pogba added a third for France, Mbappe all but cemented the trophy for them with a goal of his own:

FIFA World Cup @FIFAWorldCup

When a dream becomes a reality. Take a bow, @KMbappe! 📺 Highlights 👉 https://t.co/LOdKDX2Cwn @FrenchTeam // @equipedefrance // #WorldCup https://t.co/yzFrRXR6VE

In light of the ruling, it seems any French parents hoping to pay tribute to the duo will have to settle for using "Antoine" or "Kylian."