Speaking of music-inspired names…
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.
Apparently, the Swedish National Tax Board refused to register the name Metallica for two reasons: it’s the name of a rock group and it includes the word “metal.” The parents also claim that the official handling the case said the name was “ugly.”
What do you think of Metallica for a baby girl?
Update: A few weeks after this story became international news, Sweden’s tax board “said it was dropping its appeal, allowing young Metallica to keep her name.”