April 03, 2007
Swedish couple fights to name their daughter "Metallica".
"It suits her," Karolina Tomaro, 27, said Tuesday of the name. "She's decisive and she knows what she wants."
10 years ago
Only if she get to have a little brother named Mötorhead.
I don't know whether to be outraged that they're not allowed to name their kid whatever they want, or outraged that they would be so pinheaded as to pick that name.
Er, what Stan said. Oy.
If they succeed, I'm betting the band's copyright infringement lawsuit will be filed within weeks.
This is a law that the US has long been in need of. Perhaps it could put an end to conversations like this one: "Name?" "Kevin." "Okay. "Hey -- that's not how you spell it!" "Excuse me?" "It's K-h-a-e-v-v-i-n-n-h-n." "Uhh..Sorry." "Why can't anyone ever spell my name right?!"
"She's decisive and she knows what she wants."
Like every other infant and toddler. And when she's older, she'll know that she won't want to be named Metallica.
...she'll want to be a Britney like all her friends.
"She's decisive and she knows what she wants."
Right now she wants a bottle and a diaper change. Like her namesakes. I'm with ya, Nockle. Spelling is one thing, pronouncing some of them there gems is a whole 'nother.
I dunno. I think the petitions for odd names are probably in part rebellions against the governmental intrusion into the naming of children. It's rebellion, man! Like Metallica...er...used to be... Never mind. It's like Zorro. They should totally go with Zorro.
Oops! Premature epostulation! What I meant to conclude was, if there wasn't the law against weird names, I doubt people would go to the office and say, "Yeah, I want to name my kid Pickledherring Kumquat Radiatorbean. It's my right as a parent!" Then again...
'...if there wasn't the law against weird names, I doubt people would go to the office and say, "Yeah, I want to name my kid Pickledherring Kumquat Radiatorbean. It's my right as a parent!"' You have never worked on the maternity floor of a hospital. The nurses sometimes sit down with patients and explain that vowels are necessary and apostrophes are not a substitution. I work in records. I don't have to withhold my snickers when I deal with the names.
She's decisive and she knows what she wants.
She supports DRM???
oh come on
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I *know* I saw a kid with a Z'n combination at the beginning, but I'm not at work right now - and frankly, you see this crap year in and year out, you start forgetting them.
Every April I have to make certificates for the 50 kids who win a statewide contest we run. Not only do I have to decipher the Khrystelles and Ahmbyrres and Mykeillas, I have to work
from the kids' own handwriting
to do it. You just know that by the end of the year they'd be calling her Tallie all the time, anyway. None of the men in my family are ever called by their proper names. (Except in court. But that's another story.)
Also, I forgot: Why does "Trinity" seem to be such a popular name all of a sudden, even among non-Christains?
people name their kid Trinity? hahahahahaha!!!! I cant wait to meet a toddler named "Morpheus" harharhar!!
heh, how about the lucky little girl who gets named "Thatchickfromthematrix" ?
> Why does "Trinity" seem to be such a popular name all of a sudden From
? I guess not.
She should name her daughter Seeya. Seeya Tomaro.
"What's your name?" "Altalya Tomaro" "You'll tell me now, young lady."
I'm not saying that folks don't come up with stupid names all on their own, cobaltine--just that perhaps when there's a law against it, coming up with the stupid name seems more like "sticking it to the man" than it would otherwise, and thus even more appealing. Or maybe not. What do I know from Swedes, eh?
Then there's the story about the woman who heard the delivery room nurses talking about the meconium and thought THAT sounded like a pretty name... Probably apocryphal, but one never knows.
I think Cthulhu is a cool name. ;E
I would have killed, growing up, for a nice, regular, masculine name. Like Alice. Or Marion.
People, people, you're missing the
the Swedish National Tax Board refused to register the name, saying it was associated with both the rock group
and the word "metal."
F@#%! METAL Dude!! \m/!! *tongue waggle*
The parents have a lot of brass to try to give their kid a metal name. What were they zincing? Someone should call the coppers on them if they steel want to go through with this.
If I had a nickel for everytime someone's said
thru a conversation with a friend, I decided that the next Bond Girl should be named Renata Thyme.
I was pushing for "Elle Niño", but Queso's is better.
When in doubt, check in with the
Although the name Metallica creates an interest in the deeper aspects of life, we emphasize that it limits your versatility and scope, tuning you to technical details. This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the heart, lungs, bronchial area, and elimination system.
But it's not all bad...
You have, also, a flair for creative expression with your hands.
Rocks my world.
Stan, in the version of the story I've heard the name is
I see your 'Metallica' and raise you a
It's pronounced 'Albin' by the way.