A mum in the UK has been given thousands of dollars in legal aid to change her daughter’s middle name.
The mum, who cannot be named, was granted legal aid to make the change because an infamous person had the same name and it was drawing unfavourable comparisons.
Last year, a judge ruled in her favour. And when the father of the child recently tried to launch an appeal, the judge said keeping the middle name would damage the child’s emotional welfare, MailOnline reports.
“At birth the child was given two forenames by the parents and registered with both. The child is most commonly known by the first name but the father uses both and says he favours the middle name,” he said.