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Selecting a name for your little one is always a special event.

 

For one set of parents, however, the name they called their daughter has been rejected by the Italian system.

 

The couple, Vittoria and Luca have received a court order to supply their daughter with a new traditional name. 

 

The 18-month-old little girl is named Blu.

 

 

The Italian court has given Blu's parent until the end of the week to change her name.

 

If they do not comply, the court will intervene and pick a new name for baby Blu.

 

Blu is the Italian for Blue. 

 

 

Speaking about how they picked the name, the mum-of-one said:

 

"Since the first day, Luca told me he wanted to call his daughter Blu and I chose Blu because It is the colour of the fifth chakra."

 

 Blu's dad explained the meaning behind her name.

 

 

Blu stands for "bella luminosa unica", which translates as beautiful, vibrant and unique.

 

 "If we do not come up with an alternative, the judge will decide our daughter’s name for us.

 

"When we turned up at the Registry Office, we were warned that there could be a risk of being challenged," he said.

 

 

Luca also said that his daughter isn't the only child that carries the name. 

 

"But every year, according to ISTAT data (data provided by an Italian National Statistical Office) there are around seven children called Blue, mostly girls. We did not expect to have to change her name a year and a half later when by now our daughter knows her name is Blue and it is written everywhere," he explained.

 

Under an Italian presidential decree, children are required to have gender-specific names.

 

According to Local Italy, at least six other baby girls were called Blu in Italy in 2016.

 

 

Reports have also indicated a second couple is due to appear before the Milan court this week.

 

They too, named their baby, Blu.

 

Vittoria and Luca said they are going to fight the order. 

 

Do you think the parents are right to fight it? Or are the Italian courts correct? 

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