Naming a child is very personal, yet a high court judge has banned a mother from naming one of her twins ‘Cyanide’.
The new mum from Powys, Wales, has gone through a family court hearing and initiated three Court of Appeals to dispute the decision.
The new mum has argued the name had “positive connotations as the poison that ended the life of Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader”.
The mother has been diagnosed with a mental health problem and her children are currently in foster care after social workers raised concerns over the welfare of her babies in 2015.
The twins are 8 months old, with the other twin named ‘Preacher’.
Lady Justice King commented to the Telegraph, “This is one of those rare cases where the court should intervene to protect the girl twin from emotional harm.”
It only happens in extreme cases where names are refused for registration as they could be deemed offensive or have emotional effects on the child in the future.
In the case of the twin girl, The Appeal Court Judge ruled being named after a notorious poison was unacceptable.
The judge has ordered the little girl to be named Ella instead.