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Today: Unusual baby names: Fab or fad?

January 28th, 2015

Episode 101 of 1333 episodes

Earlier this week a French court banned a couple from naming their daughter 'Nutella' on the grounds that the name might expose the child to 'mockery or disobliging remarks'. But what's in an unusual name? Lucy Cavendish, a journalist and mother whose daughter goes by the name of ‘Sparkle’, says she wanted a "glamorous" name for her child. However, social anthropologist Kate Fox claims calling your baby an usual name is a "trendy" fad.

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