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Tuesday, April 3, 2007
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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WTF? :huh: Some people...I'd love to venture 150 years into the future to see where our 'society' has gone...
 

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WTF? :huh: Some people...I'd love to venture 150 years into the future to see where our 'society' has gone...
150 years from now, we will all be peasants working for a dictatorial ruler, and it will be the least of our worries what babies names were in the '00's. Here we go again! :thumbsup:
 

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OT -

My wife and I are friends with a couple who named their son.......

OPTIMUS PRIME (like the transformer)

His last initial is "M".

I initials are OPM .......opium.

Shear genius.


This kid better grow up and better pretty damn important with a name like that. He's 6 years old now and seems to hold his own pretty well.
 

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Is that any worse than Shanyqua or Jaquan? To each his own. At least it isn't Orgasm! :laughing:
 

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I know a police officer named "Push."

Guess that's what his mother was thinking about at the time...
 

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as much as I think that these sorts of names are stupid, I do think it's a case of the government getting a little bit ahead of itself.

No government should have the right to reject a name - thats censorship gone crazy. Though, I do feel sorry for the kid if this goes through :laughing:
 

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did anyone ask metallica what they thought of it? they are awfully weird about people stealing their product
 
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