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DeAtHsTaR
04-03-2007, 06:53 PM
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.
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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.


Lollapalooza.

WebDudette
04-03-2007, 06:55 PM
Who the fuck is the Tax Agency to tell them what they can and can't name the kid.

Ninty Man
04-03-2007, 07:16 PM
Who the fuck is the Tax Agency to tell them what they can and can't name the kid.

They rule the world, I guess...

And fuck, that's an ugly name

0r4ng3
04-03-2007, 09:49 PM
So, this kid is six months old and they have pretty much just named her? What the hell?

Also, I didn't know that baby names were copyrighted (or whatever excuse they're using). Too bad for you, Billy Talent Q[my last name withheld], I guess I'll have to come up with another name.

I mean, sure, it's not the best name, but they should be able to name her that.

WebDudette
04-03-2007, 09:54 PM
Billy Talent is a legal name I'm sure. But some names are illegal not sure why, like you can't name your kid God.

Yeah, that wasn't helpful at all.

coke_a_holic
04-03-2007, 09:58 PM
Can you imagine applying for a job?

"yes, my name is Metallica, I'd like to work at your donut factory, being the company bitch."
"if you can't take the application process seriously, then you can't get a job here, you hooligan!"

JohnnyNemesis
04-03-2007, 10:00 PM
I've always said that I was going to name my kid "Method Man". Now I know I won't be able to do it in Sweden.

All About Eve
04-03-2007, 10:26 PM
Well, there goes Rapid Eye-movement :(

wheelchairman
04-04-2007, 12:26 PM
Who the fuck is the Tax Agency to tell them what they can and can't name the kid.

It's a bad translation of a governmental organization in Sweden.

mrconeman
04-04-2007, 12:29 PM
This is just another area in which Iron Maiden would have kicked Metallica's ass.

Stranger With Candy
04-04-2007, 12:32 PM
Im nameing my baby Slayer.

JohnnyNemesis
04-04-2007, 01:49 PM
I fucking love your avatar, Stranger with Candy.

ps. Don't name your baby Slayer, name it SLAYER (SATAN LAUGHS AS YOU ETERNALLY ROT) muahaha , etc.

the_GoDdEsS
04-04-2007, 01:50 PM
Damn Swedes. One (part?) Swedish kid is already named Google. Ugh.

Stranger With Candy
04-04-2007, 03:56 PM
I fucking love your avatar, Stranger with Candy.
Knew you would.:p



ps. Don't name your baby Slayer, name it SLAYER (SATAN LAUGHS AS YOU ETERNALLY ROT) muahaha , etc.

Thanks for the tip. Just hope the mother will approve.

Endymion
04-04-2007, 04:15 PM
i hope the parents know that if the name goes through their kid will commit suicide by the age of 12. or have her name changed.

Venom Symbiote
04-04-2007, 07:24 PM
People have already pretty-much made this point, but if they were trying to make a statement, going for rebellion by naming their kid something "metal", why the hell Metallica?

That's almost the funniest part.

lilian [darkest star]
04-04-2007, 09:59 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Lars tries sueing them

Thomas
04-04-2007, 10:01 PM
Lollapalooza.

Um, may I have a link, please?

0r4ng3
04-04-2007, 10:04 PM
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BABY_METALLICA?SITE=CASRP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

T-6005
04-04-2007, 10:08 PM
Whatever. I almost got named Genghis.

Thomas
04-04-2007, 10:09 PM
Damn. That's almost as cool as your real name.

wheelchairman
04-05-2007, 05:22 AM
People have already pretty-much made this point, but if they were trying to make a statement, going for rebellion by naming their kid something "metal", why the hell Metallica?

That's almost the funniest part.

They're not making a statement. They just want to name their kid Metallica.

Amiralanal
04-05-2007, 05:25 AM
A friend of my dad named his kids ''harley'' and ''engine''

Endymion
04-05-2007, 05:37 AM
Whatever. I almost got named Genghis.

i was almost Wolfenstein.

wheelchairman
04-05-2007, 05:41 AM
I was almost named Sebastian.

Venom Symbiote
04-05-2007, 06:28 AM
Sebastian is such an emo name. Guh.

wheelchairman
04-05-2007, 06:30 AM
Wow, that's the name of the only emo I know. :o

F@ BANKZ
04-05-2007, 07:47 AM
Blimy i'd have been called Madness if this method of nameing was usual.

JohnnyNemesis
04-05-2007, 08:13 AM
I was almost named Miguel, but I'm glad that didn't happen because every Miguel I've ever known has been completely annoying.

Stranger With Candy
04-05-2007, 08:26 AM
Since we are all talking about it, i was almost named Tobias.

ZagmenO
04-05-2007, 08:28 AM
My GOD!!! Just when you think you've heard about every ridiculously, easily resolvable battle! It's their kid, let them name her what they want.

Vera
04-05-2007, 08:40 AM
So, this kid is six months old and they have pretty much just named her? What the hell?

In Nordic countries, babies are baptized and given a name in the same ceremony when they're like 2-3 months old. The legal battles must've caused the baby not getting a proper name even at 6 months old.

What asstards. Rules about names exist for a fucking reason. Geez.

wheelchairman
04-05-2007, 08:55 AM
My GOD!!! Just when you think you've heard about every ridiculously, easily resolvable battle! It's their kid, let them name her what they want.

"Slavery, schmavery, Jimmy's MY kid. I own him."
-Grand Theft Auto 3

BurningSnake
04-05-2007, 12:20 PM
Man that's just wrong on so many levels man!!!!!!!!!!!!
People can give names to their kid whatever they want dude!!!!!!!!
FUCK THOSE GOVERNMENT SHIT HEADS!!!!!!!!!!!!

mrconeman
04-05-2007, 12:47 PM
Its all I waaaaaaaaant.
all I waaaaaaaaaaaaant.

Coleby
04-05-2007, 01:05 PM
Man that's just wrong on so many levels man!!!!!!!!!!!!
People can give names to their kid whatever they want dude!!!!!!!!
FUCK THOSE GOVERNMENT SHIT HEADS!!!!!!!!!!!!

What if your parents were going to name you something stupid? How would you feel?

el_monkey
04-06-2007, 04:14 PM
aside: there was a baptism in my town last week.
one of the babies was called Laura Katharina Mercedes Benz
"Benz" is the surname, obviously

what fag-parents. they should have given her "mercedes" as first first name

Rag Doll
04-07-2007, 01:22 AM
Since we are all talking about it...

yeah, since we are...

I was almost Tabitha. my mom liked *Bewitched* a little too much back in the day =\.

metallica is a pretty shitty name though. they should have went with like....motorhead or something, if they're going for band names. that'd be amusing on the playground.

All About Eve
04-07-2007, 01:42 AM
Zappa is the master of all name-givers.

coke_a_holic
04-07-2007, 11:26 AM
Zappa is the mast of all name-givers.

=) I love Frank Zappa. Moon Unit Zappa and Dweezil Zappa ftfw!

Manic Subsidal Boy
04-08-2007, 06:09 AM
Metallica aren't really that good to name a child over. They really get boring. and the kid would get so much shit if he went to school.