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Degenerate39
04-03-2007, 09:30 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.

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.

I love Metallica but I would never name my child after them.

TC81190
04-03-2007, 09:32 PM
Sure, it's a god-awful name, but who's the Swedish gov't to tell these two what they can and cannot name their child.

HotCorner
04-03-2007, 09:55 PM
I'm more partial to MegaDeth Tomaro.

justincredible
04-03-2007, 10:14 PM
My bum is on the Swedish...Sweeeedish!

http://www.nndb.com/people/493/000025418/tom-green-sized.jpg

justincredible
04-03-2007, 10:15 PM
double post

WVRed
04-03-2007, 10:21 PM
I wonder what Ravenlord's take on this is.;)

RedFanAlways1966
04-04-2007, 08:54 AM
I am sure this kid will be Some Kind of Monster.

MrCinatit
04-04-2007, 08:54 AM
Metallica? I thought all the Sweds loved ABBA. THAT would be a cool name.
Guess it was taken, along with all the other cool names like Night Ranger, Men Without Hats and Crowded House.
If I ever have a kids, the boy will be called Foghat and the girl Nu Shooz.

zombielady
04-04-2007, 09:55 AM
Maybe we should be more strict on naming over here...At least on celebrities I mean... letting people name their children Moon Unit and Apple...

sonny
04-04-2007, 09:59 AM
I think I'm going to name my upcoming daughter ABBA Garfunkel Denorfia Smith

SunDeck
04-04-2007, 10:09 AM
Really, is Metallica that much worse than Gunhilda or Hjalmar or Ragnvald?
Go for it, you nutty swedish metal heads!

Redhook
04-04-2007, 10:16 AM
Speaking of Metallica. Are they ever going to make another album? And if they do, I hope it's better than the suckitude of St. Anger.

Joseph
04-04-2007, 10:33 AM
You will never in your life meet a bigger fan of Metallica than I am. No offense intended to Ravenlord or any other metal folks here, but I idolized the band for the better part of a decade from my teens into my early 20's.

This name absolutely rules for a kid, not my kid, but someone elses. So I say let them name it that. I was going to name a son Newsted [the bass player for most of their high profile years] but we've since decided not to have any.

I can totally relate.

SunDeck
04-04-2007, 10:37 AM
. I was going to name a son Newsted [the bass player for most of their high profile years] but we've since decided not to have any.



Why, because you decided that someone who would name their kid after a bassplayer probably doesn't deserve to have children?
Couldn't resist the bassplayer joke there, sorry. ;)

Anyway, at least Newsted is actually a person's name.

Cedric
04-04-2007, 10:44 AM
Why not name it Phil Towle?

Joseph
04-04-2007, 10:53 AM
Why, because you decided that someone who would name their kid after a bassplayer probably doesn't deserve to have children?
Couldn't resist the bassplayer joke there, sorry. ;)

Anyway, at least Newsted is actually a person's name.

I'm a bass player!

No, mostly the decision arose from our fear of responsibility. :)

RichRed
04-04-2007, 11:00 AM
I think I'm going to name my upcoming daughter ABBA Garfunkel Denorfia Smith

Smith??? That's just weird. ;)

I think they should go with Rage Against the Machine Tomaro.

redsfanmia
04-04-2007, 11:03 AM
When I first saw this headline I thought Lars Ulrich was suing this couple for over the rights to the name, Lars does roll like that.

SunDeck
04-04-2007, 11:25 AM
I'm a bass player!


Oh, then you have to look at this (http://www.studydrums.com/jokes.html).
:evil:

Johnny Footstool
04-04-2007, 11:31 AM
Dethklok!

Joseph
04-04-2007, 11:40 AM
Oh, then you have to look at this (http://www.studydrums.com/jokes.html).
:evil:

Great stuff!

I always made fun of guitarists in my early days, me and a guy who played drums used to go through guitar players like they were going to go bad in a couple days if we didn't.

LincolnparkRed
04-04-2007, 11:53 AM
Sure, it's a god-awful name, but who's the Swedish gov't to tell these two what they can and cannot name their child.
It is like modified socialism up there, the gov't pays you to have kids, anything bad for you is expensive (booze especially). I can totally see them getting involved in this.

KittyDuran
04-04-2007, 02:00 PM
When I first saw this headline I thought Lars Ulrich was suing this couple for over the rights to the name, Lars does roll like that.Give him time...;)

Red Leader
04-04-2007, 02:13 PM
Metallica? I thought all the Sweds loved ABBA. .

Yeah. ABBA.

So, the government should give them the option between Fernando and Chiquitita.

Ravenlord
04-04-2007, 02:15 PM
I wonder what Ravenlord's take on this is.;)

Slayer would have been a better choice...

or realistically, Kerry King Tomaro would have worked out very well.

Ravenlord
04-04-2007, 02:17 PM
Metallica? I thought all the Sweds loved ABBA.

i think there's a rule somewhere that says every Swedish band has to have an ABBA cover...even death metal bands have ABBA covers.

on a side note i actually like ABBA songs when it's not ABBA doing them.

Redsland
04-04-2007, 02:51 PM
This is precisely why my parents didn't name me Thunderclap Newman.

Joseph
04-04-2007, 02:52 PM
This is precisely why my parents didn't name me Thunderclap Newman.

Because the government interfered?

zombielady
04-04-2007, 02:53 PM
I was thinking Motorhead Judas Priest Pettigrew... Gotta nice ring to it, don't you think?

On a totally unrelated note: :arroyo: <---Bronson looks like he has pigtails! He he!

zombielady
04-04-2007, 02:55 PM
When I first saw this headline I thought Lars Ulrich was suing this couple for over the rights to the name, Lars does roll like that.

It's funny because it's true! :bowrofl:

cincinnati chili
07-25-2008, 04:09 PM
News Watch

Messed-Up Monikers: Judge Declares Child Ward of Court to Change Her Silly-Ass Name

New York Lawyer
July 25, 2008

By The Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A judge expressed dismay about a New Zealand trend of giving children bizarre names, as he made a 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so her name could be changed from Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.

Family Court Judge Rob Murfitt, in a ruling made public today, cited a list of unfortunate names that he said were embarrassing or made children seem foolish among their peers.

Some names, including Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Stallion, Twisty Poi, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit, were blocked by registration officials, he said. But others were allowed, including Number 16 Bus Shelter, Midnight Chardonnay "and, tragically, Violence," the judge said.

The names were mentioned in Murfitt's decision on a custody battle over the 9-year-old girl from the North Island town of Hawera, who was so embarrassed at the name her parents had given her -- Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii -- that she never told her closest friends what it was.

She told people her name was "K" because she feared being "mocked and teased," the girl's lawyer, Colleen MacLeod, told the court.

"The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment which this child's parents have shown in choosing this name," Murfitt wrote.

Murfitt ordered that the court take custody of her until the name could be formally changed, which has since occurred and the custody dispute settled, Family Court Manager Midge Shaw said today.

The new name was not made public, to protect the girl's privacy.

The ruling was handed down in February but only came to light today when it was published in the New Zealand Law Reports.