Under Swedish law, both first names and surnames need to win the approval of authorities before they can be used.
Baby Metallica is not the first Swedish child to fall foul of Swedish name laws – the names Ikea and Veranda have also been rejected in the past.
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.
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.
Hmmm…Metallica almost sounds like it could be a name. Not my personal style, mind you, but not that horrific, relatively speaking.
While I would prefer parents to take the responsibility of naming their babies seriously, I don’t think baby naming discretion should be legally mandated.
It amazes me that the state would presume to dictate what is ultimately a matter of taste.
The kid can always change her name later in life.