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Spanish officials relent, allow parents to name their son 'Wolf'

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 13:  A young male wolf, one of five that has recently arrived, looks out from its enclosure at The Wild Place Project on March 13, 2014 in Bristol, England. A pack of five all male European grey wolves are the latest residents at the recently opened attraction which is an extension of Bristol Zoo Gardens, just off junction 17 of the M5. Originally from Scotland, the wolves and are now living in the new Wolf Wood exhibit; an area of woodland at The Wild Place Project which has been left as natural as possible to replicate their native woodland habitat in Europe.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: A young male wolf, one of five that has recently arrived, looks out from its enclosure at The Wild Place Project on March 13, 2014 in Bristol, England. A pack of five all male European grey wolves are the latest residents at the recently opened attraction which is an extension of Bristol Zoo Gardens, just off junction 17 of the M5. Originally from Scotland, the wolves and are now living in the new Wolf Wood exhibit; an area of woodland at The Wild Place Project which has been left as natural as possible to replicate their native woodland habitat in Europe. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images)

Spanish officials have relented and say a couple who started an online petition to be allowed call their newborn son the Spanish word for "Wolf" will now be permitted to do so.

Nako and Maria Javierre launched the campaign after a registry office outside Madrid last month refused to accept the name, arguing it could be "offensive" for their son. They were later told "Lobo" (Wolf) was a surname in Spanish and could cause confusion.

But national registry office chief Javier Gómez Galligo said Wednesday the case had been reviewed and the couple would be allowed to name their child "Lobo."

The parents said they decided on the name because of "our love for this animal."

The petition received more than 25,000 supporters and was widely reported on around the world.

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