Renault seems to have caused uproar in its home country with its new electric car – the Zoe.
It appears naming the Renault ‘Zoe’ has gone down as well in France as if they’d marketed it as the Renault Thierry in Ireland.
This is because Zoe is one of France’s most popular female names with many French parents now believing their child is going to be ridiculed for sharing the same name as a car.
As a result various petitions have been set up by angry parents.
One grumpy parent, Rebecca225, said: “I am shocked. It is completely wrong that Renault should take the name of a woman — of my daughter — for a car, a marketing product”.
There were always going to be complaints but fortunately for mums and dads the Renault Zoe is a French, electric supermini.
This means the Zoe is most likely going to be cute, cool and clean – and that’s not a bad thing to be associated with.
Just be thankful your daughter doesn’t share her name with a gas-guzzling motor driven by inconsiderate middle-lane hoggers.