A GIRL NAMED METALLICA!

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica' 1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    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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    Interesting. Sweden is a ridiculous, although some might argue successful, example socialism.

    I have read that in the 50s I think it was they did studies into the ideal furnishings of a home, and were going to supply these as part of a family's entitlements. I don't think that program made it.
     
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    Poor kid.

    Metallica Luftsdefahrt
     
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    Some children don't deserve nit wit parents who name their child such outlandish stupid names the child has to bear for the rest of their lives. Some how it must be some kind of child abuse
     
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    Tell me you wouldn't want to say that you're friends with metallica! Or, that you're dating metallica!
     
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    No Aggie I wouldn't. i believe the child with an unusual Christian name will go through a living hell whilst growing up and going to school etc. Constantly teased and made fun of by his or her peers. Why do that or allow your child to be a centre of ridicule un-necassarily. If you think that is soft hearted of me then fine. But I am a parent and as such want the best for my child. Giving them one less burden in life and avoid them being ridiculed because of a daft Christian Name is my way of caring for my child. I know I can't protect them from school of hard knocks but at least I never named one of my kids with an unusual Christian name which they would be mocked about all their lives
     
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    One guy in suffolk in th UK changed his name to "Playstation Two"
    God help us...
     
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    My son's called Reef

    It's suits him and is a cool name... it's unique like him..

    It shows him we put some thought into his name and not just called him John... or Kylie

    Simon
     
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    I have nothing against unusual names or anything like that and Metallica is deffinatly my favorite band but I would never name my children after them.
     
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    I'm with you, Emac. All my children are going to have traditional Christian names. My wife is fighting to give the next boy an Irish name...
     
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    Ummm...i sometimes believe Government should certainly be there to control and limit the stupidity of their citizens...at least regarding stupidity in this type of issues. Governments should not allow, ever, that a couple name a baby like that.

    Really, one has to make an effort to not lose control upon learning there are people, like those parents, who invest so much emotion and committment to an issue like this. They are "in a court battle with Swedish authorities..."; it is beyond me.

    I´d put those ridiculous parents in prison for no less than 10 years. Charges: utter stupidity, and wasting the money of taxpayers by filing this case in court.
     
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    Udet - the gov't role is not to term what names are and are not admissible for parents to give to their children.
     
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    Mkloby: something should be done...if they do not something teachers of the near future will have the looney toons in class.
     
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    But the gov't should do this? You can't legislate stupidity.
     
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    Matt:

    Theoretically no one should care what names parents give to their babies. It is their business, we know that.

    We should not care if a father names his son Jethro Tull, Fleetwood Mac, Deicide, Samael, Smashin Pumpkins or The Doors.

    That should look neat on a surgeon´s presentation card: The Doors Smith M.D.

    Or what if a father who is a frenzied fan of The Beatles decides to name his first baby Sgt. Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club Band?

    We should not care, but there are times when these parents simply overlook the consequences of their children bearing such "original" names.

    What i do find ridiculous is the fact the parents of Metallica (see? this is how conversations of the future in the case of this child will sound like :lol: ) took the whole issue to a court. It was not just like "Oh well...they are not allowing us to give the baby this name..let´s think of another one then...". No. They are stubborn and are in court. Stupid.
     
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    Udet. The gov't's primary directive should not be to ensure stupidity is banned. Freedom man. If the gov't regulated stupidity, I would be the only solopsist on the planet.

    When in highschool in an unnamed souther state (Alabama..cough, cough), I went to school with a black gent whose rather prodigeous siblings were all named after precisous stones. Opal, Diamond, Ruby, Topaz, Pearl, Onyx, Emerald, and some others that I can't recall. I'm sure they are all now world leaders and company CEOs.

    The world population's intelligence is mapped on a bell curve. Gov't may regulate against stupid names, but they can't regulate that some people will never amount to anything more than a toiler scrubber. And that's okay!!! It's the socialist gov'ts that want to pay them the same as neurosurgeons that are wrong.
     
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    That would make a good bumper sticker!
     
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    Well Matt are you saying its not to late to having stupid people from breeding by law. As I always say to myself God must love stupid people. He made so many of them
     
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    As much as I love the band, that is a really stupid name for a girl. I bet she'll have a really fun time at school
     
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