AMBER GETS THE RED LIGHT AS NAME FOR A BOY
French authorities have refused to let a couple name their newborn boy Amber because the child might suffer from unclear sexual identity.
When they went to register his January birth, the registrar reported them to the prosecutor in the town of Lorient, who decided that because Ambre — a rare name in France — was usually associated with girls, the risk of confusion over the boy’s sex might harm him.
The parents were summoned to a family court. The judge said she saw no grounds for forcing them to change the name but the prosecutor appealed, so the baby’s name will remain in limbo at least until April.