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    Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    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.
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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    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.
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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    I'm more partial to MegaDeth Tomaro.

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    My bum is on the Swedish...Sweeeedish!


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    double post
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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    I wonder what Ravenlord's take on this is.
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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    I am sure this kid will be Some Kind of Monster.
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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    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.
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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    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...
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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    I think I'm going to name my upcoming daughter ABBA Garfunkel Denorfia Smith
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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    Really, is Metallica that much worse than Gunhilda or Hjalmar or Ragnvald?
    Go for it, you nutty swedish metal heads!
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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    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.
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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    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.

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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    . 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.
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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    Why not name it Phil Towle?
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