A French politician has hit back after it was suggested her daughter was "less French" than other children because she had named her after her mother.

Rachida Dati reacted angrily after journalist Eric Zemmour criticised her choice of name for seven-year-old daughter Zohra.

He said it was unpatriotic because it did not come from an official list of French Christian names.

Ms Dati, a former justice minister, said the comments were "pathological".

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