SWEDISH COUPLE ATTEMPT TO NAME BABY “METALLICA”
According to a story on Yahoo News, a Swedish couple is locked in a court battle to name their baby girl “Metallica.” As if At the Gates, In Flames, Soilwork, and the Haunted weren’t proof enough, Michael and Karolina Tomaro are further proving that the Swedes know what’s up when it comes to all things metal:
“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.
In other news, a couple in France plan to name their newborn “Dying Fetus.”
[Thanks to NameDropAcid for the tip]