French woman wins right to change children’s names

A woman in France turned to the courts to change her children’s names from Fatima and Mohammed to more French-sounding names. The kids, about ten, were named by their father at birth against their mother’s wishes. Aicha did not want North-African names so as to allow her children to integrate more easily. The court in Aix-en-Provence allowed her to change her children’s names. Mohammed changed his name to Kevin, per his wishes, and Fatima is now called Nadia.