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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'

    hmmm, I wonder how this will turn out. Probably into a monster argument about the right kind of child names

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    Re: Couple Fights to Name Baby 'Metallica'

    I'm lucky my dad, a big metallica fan, didn't name ME Metallica... wouldn't put it past him...
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    Re: Couple Fights to Name Baby 'Metallica'

    I am all for naming you kid what you want but come on think of the kid a little bit, the poor little kid is going to have to go through life named Metallica because you think it's cool
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Re: Couple Fights to Name Baby 'Metallica'

    Yeah, it's stupid to name your kid metallica but i guess that's what the parents can do as parents. I would settle this by allowing them to make his middle name metallica.

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    Re: Couple Fights to Name Baby 'Metallica'

    Good deal there PPE..

    If they must name thier kid Metalica.. Just do it with the middle name.





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    Re: Couple Fights to Name Baby 'Metallica'

    My parents wanted to name me Afternoon Delight but my grandparents woudn't let them.

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