French couple reported to police after they tried naming their son Jihad

A couple in France have been reported to the authorities for trying to name their son Jihad. The Muslim parents tried to register the highly controversial name at their town hall near Toulouse after the birth in August. But officials immedia

tely alerted the public prosecutor, who is now challenging the name in the family court because of its links to terrorism . A judge will then have the power to order the couple to choose a

nother name. The couple tried to register their sons name at their town hall near Toulouse, in France (Image: Getty Images) Read MoreRelated ArticlesRoyal baby name odds - favourites revealed for Prince William and Kate Middletons third child including Victoria, Arthur and Grace The unnamed husband and wife ha2020第62期跑马图 ve claimed the word Jihad does not mean Holy War, but instead refers to effort, struggle and

self-denial. Four years ago another couple whose three-year-old son was n

amed Jihad were hand suspended prison sentences for sending him to school in a t-shirt with

the slogans ‘I am a bomb’ on the front and ‘Born on 9/11’ on the back. But the couple are now being challenged in the family court because of the names links to terrorism (Image: Getty Images) Read MoreRelated ArticlesMan renames himself after favourite tea brand – because he drinks

so much of it French law states tha

t any first name may be given as long as it doesn’t go against the child’s interests in later life. Three years ago a couple with the surname Renault were banned from cal

ling their daughter Megane. Others have been stopped from calling children Nutella and Fraise.