Tuesday 25 October 2016

Couple fights for permission to call newborn son 'Wolf'

Published 28/07/2016 | 15:40

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A couple in Spain have started an online petition after officials refused to let them call their newborn son the Spanish word for Wolf.

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The father, Nako Javierre, said in a letter with the petition that he and his wife Maria decided on the name because of "our love for this animal."

But he says the Fuenlabrada registry office in Madrid this month refused to accept the name because it could be "offensive" for their son.

They later said Lobo was a surname in Spanish and could cause confusion.

The parents noted that the name is acceptable in other countries and hope to use the petition to back their argument in court.

The petition had just over 2,000 supporters on Thursday.

There was no immediate comment from officials.

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