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Sweden Not Ready to Rock

9:30 AM -- Swedish authorities are thinking of the children, according to BBC News:
    A Swedish couple has run into trouble with authorities for trying to name their baby Metallica.

    Michael and Karolina Tomaro are locked in a court battle with the country's National Tax Authority about naming their daughter after the rock band...
They ran into the same problem with their first daughter, Iron Maiden.

    Under Swedish law, both first names and surnames need to win the approval of authorities before they can be used. Offensive, unsuitable or inappropriate names, as well as those that could "cause discomfort for the one using it" cannot be used...

    The name Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 - pronounced Albin - was also rejected by authorities in 1996. The boy's parents had chosen the name as a protest against Swedish naming laws.
No playground problems for that kid.

    But, the name Google managed to pass muster in 2005, when Oliver Google Kai was named by his parents, search engine expert Kelias Kai and his wife Carol.
Heckfire, nothin' wrong with Google. Yahoo! is the third most popular name in Oklahoma.

— D'Brickashaw (pronounced "Larry"), Attack Monkey, Light Reading

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:10:47 PM
re: Sweden Not Ready to Rock Moon, however, saw fit to drop the "Unit." Go figure.
Frank is missed.
opticalwatcher 12/5/2012 | 3:10:47 PM
re: Sweden Not Ready to Rock Remember Frank Zappa's kids Moon Unit, Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan, and Dweezil?

When Dweezil was born, Frank wanted to name him Dweezil Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa, but the nurse was outraged and wouldn't let him, so he was forced to use just the first name.

When Dweezil was old enough, he got very upset with his name--because of the nurse. He had his legal name changed back to what his dad wanted.

I guess we don't always know what's going to cause 'discomfort' for kids.
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