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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.
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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'

    Quote Originally Posted by TC81190 View Post
    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.
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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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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

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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'

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    I wonder what Ravenlord's take on this is.
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    or realistically, Kerry King Tomaro would have worked out very well.
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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.
    If I ever have a kids, the boy will be called Foghat and the girl Nu Shooz.

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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    Metallica? I thought all the Sweds loved ABBA. .
    Yeah. ABBA.

    So, the government should give them the option between Fernando and Chiquitita.
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    Re: Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    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.
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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'

    Quote Originally Posted by sonny View Post
    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.
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