Swedish Baby Girl Named Metallica

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.”

Sources: Baby Metallica allowed to keep her name, Swedish couple fights to name baby ‘Metallica’,


3 thoughts on “Swedish Baby Girl Named Metallica

  1. Although the source states this happened on “April 3, 2007”, this is old news, I’m afraid: the Swedish court eventually overturned the governmental refusion last month (March 21, 2007): it was all over the Dutch news that the parents were allowed to name their SEVEN month old daughter Metallica.

    Besides: I really don’t see too much of a difference between Angelica and Metallica, although I don’t care for either :-)

    Two Dutch children were officially named Metallica in the 90’s (when -admittedly- it seemed less old fashioned than in 2007).

  2. Metallica is just fine for a girl.

    Imagine naming a boy George Walker Bush? (SHUDDER!!!) Ban it.

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