Swedish couple tried to name their child Metallica
Over a decade ago, a Swedish couple fought with the Swedish government to name their child Metallica. It was a big waste of taxpayer money, but an equally entertaining story. Find out below!
As much as I love rock n ‘roll, I don’t think the idea of naming my child after a famous rock star or rock star ever occurred to me. But I remember when my first child was born one of the most popular baby names was Axl. I stumbled across this story and couldn’t believe why naming your baby after one of the greatest metal bands in history would cause such controversy, but let’s explore that in today’s video. hui. This story dates back to 2007 in Sweden. CTV News summed it up perfectly by saying, “Metallica might be a cool name for a heavy metal band, but a Swedish couple are struggling to convince authorities that it is also suitable for a little girl. Parents Michael and Karolina Tomaro are reportedly locked in a legal battle with the Swedish government over whether Metallica was a suitable name for their daughter. Under Swedish law, first and last names require government approval. Offensive, inappropriate and inappropriate names, as well as names that could be offensive and I quote “cause discomfort to whoever uses them” cannot be used. Officials at the time determined that Metallica was “inappropriate” because it is the name of a heavy metal band and is too closely related to the word “metal.” The story would make international headlines at the time and the mother of babies who was 27 was telling the press and I quote “It looks good on her,” She’s decisive and she knows what she wants. ”She has it. also described the Swedish government’s handling of the case as “ugly.” Despite the fact that the baby was only 6 months old during this dispute and had been baptized, the Swedish National Tax Office has refused to register the name. The parents for their part argued that the protracted legal battle had disrupted their travel plans as they could not get a passport for their daughter. The couple are reportedly suing the Swedish tax administration. for the dispute and was supported by the Gothenburg County Administrative Court which ruled in March 2007 that the government had no valid reason to block the name. This pointed to a woman in Sweden who already had Metallica as a middle name. The tax authorities at the time planned to appeal to a higher court, thwarting the family’s plans to travel abroad. But due to international outcry, Swedish authorities backed down, did not follow through on their appeal and let the family name their child metallica. Metallica’s mother told a local newspaper “Several people have suggested that I move to where they live because our daughter would have no problem calling herself Metallica.” Make sure to hit the Like button and subscribe and as always if you have any suggestions for future topics let me know in the comments section below. Take care.