A couple have been ordered in court to choose a different name for their baby girl - or a judge will pick one for them.

Baby named banned

Baby named banned

The pair in France wanted to name their daughter Liam, but the French Government took issue with them wanting to pick a traditionally masculine moniker for a girl.

As reported by the Local, it's said authorities were worried the name ''would be likely to create a risk of gender confusion''.

Meanwhile, the prosecutor added that it was ''contrary to the interest of the child and could harm her in her social relations'', and a judge was told to ban the parents from using the name.

If they do not come up with an alternative, the judge will choose one for them - although the parents plan to fight the decision.

France is notoriously strict on baby names, having banned the likes of Manhattan, Strawberry and Nutella in the past.