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Swedish Couple Told They Can't Name Baby 'Metallica'

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A Swedish couple have been told that they may not call their six-month-old daughter ‘Metallica.’ Although baby Metallica Tomaro has been baptised, the Swedish National Tax Board have refused to register the name.

The baby’s mother Karolina, claimed that the name suited her daughter, adding "She's decisive and she knows what she wants."

The couple, who can not get a passport or personal ID for their daughter, have been backed by a court on the grounds a women in Sweden also has the middle name ‘Metallica.'

Source: Metal Hammer

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1. metal 2 death writes:

i saw this on g4

# Apr 6, 2007 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Popctrl writes:

Funny as f***......Now we can only hope she doesn't grow up to listen to country, or *shiver* rap.

# Apr 6, 2007 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Death_Walking_Terror writes:

thats pretty funny. ^^^ and that would suck for the kid if her name was Metallica and she grew up not liking metal

# Apr 6, 2007 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. bridgitte writes:

I think it is a lovely name. That is so sad, that they can't.

# Apr 6, 2007 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. SexBloodandMetal writes:

I think I'd name my kid something in reference to Behemoth, or a Behemoth song

# Apr 6, 2007 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. pursuit of vikings writes:

Name it Seth.

# Apr 6, 2007 @ 11:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Public Execuiton writes:

or Murderface

# Apr 7, 2007 @ 12:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. the antihippy writes:

noo..... toki wartooth.

# Apr 7, 2007 @ 1:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. SexBloodandMetal writes:

Here are the possible names (All about BEHEMOTH):

Blasphemy
Aggressor
Haar-Meggido
Inferno
Sathanas
Carnage
Eschaton
Nya
Aldaron
Sventevith
Grom
Pomorza
Diableria
Mars
Chwala Mordercom Wojciecha (Or any one of the 3)
Satanica
Therion
Shiva
Pan Satyros
Scorpio Dome
23 (Because naming your child a number is cool)
Baphomet
Hekau 718
Seth
Nephilim
Aeon
Hermanubis
Shemsu-hor
Azazel
Sirius
Sentinel
Nergal
Orion
Vesania (Orion's side project)
Lux
Azarath (Inferno's other band)

# Apr 7, 2007 @ 1:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. SexBloodandMetal writes:

I'm also pretty sure I'd name a kid:
Euronymous (Mayhem guitarist of course)
Vishnu (Hindu God of death)
Kali ( the most evil yuga or AGE of Darkness in hindu)
Qiyâmah (Arabic for Resurrection, in Islamic eschatology, day of Qiyâmah is what matters in the end times)
Dajjal (Arabic for Deceiver/Imposter. The Islamic equivalent to the antichrist)

# Apr 7, 2007 @ 2:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. the antihippy writes:

bob would do for me. :\

# Apr 7, 2007 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. SamLikesMen writes:

I'd name my kid Kappa

# Apr 8, 2007 @ 8:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Marc Andrew Wood writes:

Im a fat homosexual so i'd name my kid Ben Dover

# Apr 8, 2007 @ 8:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Murderface writes:

Murderface sounds like a good name. So it's been decided! The baby shall be named Murderface!!

# Apr 8, 2007 @ 8:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. lesbian trapped in mans body writes:

perhaps clitoris...( my favorite part of the female body )

# Apr 8, 2007 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. blakscorpion21 writes:

Hmmmm, how about the name "uhg uhg im dying you idiot"

# Apr 8, 2007 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Stephen writes:

The girl is 6 months old and doesn't have a permanent name yet!? Might as well name her sh**head, after her parents.

# Apr 8, 2007 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. MetalLoverForever writes:

Dudee...Naming your daughter Metallica...Likee noo it would be nice but no...
I wonder what the band says about this...

# Apr 9, 2007 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Neurotictim writes:

Probably figuring out how to get a lawsuit filed in Sweden without getting laughed out of the country.

# Apr 9, 2007 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Diamond Oz writes:

Better than calling your baby Lemonhead

# Apr 9, 2007 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. RememberMetal? writes:

It's comforting to see Lars still has it in him 7 years after his Napster tantrum. All he would have to do is say "Thats fine", if he didn't have a problem with it. His and the rest of the band's silence is telling.

First chasing after destitute college students and unaware children (No 8 year old will have a free copy of "Until It Sleeps" on MY watch) Now this...

Call the kid Melinda (Opeth) Nergal (Behemoth) Tomaro and be done with it, they're better bands anyway.

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