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Couple Fights to Name Their Daughter 'Metallica'

Postby knapplc » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:03 am

Can you be a Redneck if you live in Sweden? :-?

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Metallica may be a cool name for a heavy metal band, but a Swedish couple is struggling to convince officials it is also suitable for a baby girl.

Michael and Karolina Tomaro are locked in a court battle with Swedish authorities, which rejected their application to name their six-month-old child after the legendary rock band.

"It suits her," Karolina Tomaro, 27, said Tuesday of the name. "She's decisive and she knows what she wants."

Although little Metallica has already been baptized, the Swedish National Tax Board refused to register the name, saying it was associated with both the rock group and the word "metal."

Tomaro said the official handling the case also called the name "ugly."

The couple was backed by the County Administrative Court in Goteborg, which ruled on March 13 that there was no reason to block the name. It also noted that there already is a woman in Sweden with Metallica as a middle name.

The tax agency appealed to a higher court, frustrating the family's foreign travel plans.

"We've had to cancel trips and can't get anywhere because we can't get her a passport without an approved name," Tomaro said.
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Postby treat24 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:21 am

some people... geesh... :-t
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:41 am

IF this hadn't already been the name of a rock metal band, I don't think it would be all that bad of a name. I would never name MY daughter that, but the name itself isn't too bad if it weren't for the fact of the band. I find it amusing though that they are trying so hard to get her named something that she will probably hate them for later though. :-b
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:42 am

wow, didnt expect Sweden of all countries to crack down on a name like that.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:42 am

It's their own daughter, they should be able to name it whatever they want...
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Postby deluxe_247 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:46 am

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:It's their own daughter, they should be able to name it whatever they want...


i agree...its their decision, even if its a stupid name.
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Postby Metroid » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:11 am

deluxe_247 wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:It's their own daughter, they should be able to name it whatever they want...


i agree...its their decision, even if its a stupid name.


Totally, nobody better give me a hard time when I name my first born Mötley Crüe. 8-o
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:26 am

Metroid wrote:
deluxe_247 wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:It's their own daughter, they should be able to name it whatever they want...


i agree...its their decision, even if its a stupid name.


Totally, nobody better give me a hard time when I name my first born Mötley Crüe. 8-o


i'm going with Tesla Slaughter Lambskin
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Postby Metroid » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:33 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:
Metroid wrote:
deluxe_247 wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:It's their own daughter, they should be able to name it whatever they want...


i agree...its their decision, even if its a stupid name.


Totally, nobody better give me a hard time when I name my first born Mötley Crüe. 8-o


i'm going with Tesla Slaughter Lambskin


Thats a really good name man. My second born is going to be an homage to a rap group...2 Live Crew. Yup Mötley Crüe and 2 Live Crew.
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Postby dream_017 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:48 am

At least they didn't try to name her Flotsamnjetsam ;-7

:-b :-b :-b
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