1585 users online (344 members and 1241 guests)  


The Killing Season - Websleuths

Websleuths News


Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 60
  1. #1
    hipmamajen's Avatar
    hipmamajen is offline I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,199

    Couple fights to name baby 'Metallica'

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070403/...baby_metallica

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - 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.

    "It suits her," Karolina Tomaro, 27, said Tuesday of the name. "She's decisive and she knows what she wants."

    Although little Metallica has already been baptized, the Swedish National Tax Board refused to register the name, saying it was associated with both the rock group and the word "metal."

    Tomaro said the official handling the case also called the name "ugly."

    I think we all know someone whose name wouldn't have passed muster because it was weird or ugly or something. I guess I can't decide which is worse, not giving the parents the right to choose any name they see fit for their child, or dealing with the fact that some kids have some pretty scary names...
    Just thinkin' out loud....


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7,749
    The government in Portugal has a list of names which may legally be given to a child. if the name's not on the list, you aren't allowed to name your child thus.
    here is a part of the rule (it's from a blog, but it is so):

    Each proper name must be in the list of Admissible Names: They must conform to Portuguese phonetics, and cannot be gender-ambiguous.

    http://fortes.com/2004/10/20/portuguesenames/

    i remember being astonished when i first learned this some years ago while living in Portugal.

    Siblings may not have the same name: unless one of them is deceased. — i suppose that would put paid to Michael Jackson's naming tradition — don't all three have the same name?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    NSW Australia
    Posts
    9,183
    What a strange name to want to call your kid and they're not even famous- lol

    That's a bit rough not being able to call your kid what you want, remind never to live in Portugal!

    I don't know what MJ called his kids, one was Prince I think- I try not to take too much notice of him

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,098
    Quote Originally Posted by narlacat View Post
    What a strange name to want to call your kid and they're not even famous- lol

    That's a bit rough not being able to call your kid what you want, remind never to live in Portugal!

    I don't know what MJ called his kids, one was Prince I think- I try not to take too much notice of him
    Metallica is pretty famous here and in Europe.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Northern California (near Sac)
    Posts
    401
    I've got friends whose son #1 is named James Lars, son #2 is Jason Kirk and their cat is Hetfield. Metallica is the best rock band to ever exist.

    I've never heard of the govenment being able to control the naming of children - thats nuts.
    Rest in peace little Marcus.

    Where is Jaycee Lee Dugard?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    9,711
    George Forman (sp?) named all his sons George! (I think he has 4 or 5 sons)
    I am going to admit that my sons are also all named after their father.... With variations.... He has no middle name and they do..

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    817
    OK I was an L&D nurse from 10 years and you would not believe the names people give there babies. Only on rare occasion did we say "are you sure." Like it or not people should be able to name there own baby. What I don't get is people not thinking about a name being something that is with a child for a lifetime. A teenager may think the name Metallica is cool but, come 40 she would wish for a name like Beth or Shelly.

    I have an idea lets all list any interesting baby names you have heard.

    I'll start: Merle, Verle, and Pearl (siblings)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Not there
    Posts
    58
    I believe Sweden does have fairly strict rules on what you can name babies, and possibly a list of admissable names like Portugal does.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Chicago burbs
    Posts
    74,360
    If they want to name their child Metallica, they should be allowed to do so.

    I went to high school with someone named Uranus. Had an inquiry on a condo once from a Vanilla Cloud. Met a couple who named their son Axton. I thought it was a cool name. Those stand out.
    ~JMO~

    A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. ~Author Unknown


    Long Lost Love - Discovery ID - Disappeared - Bob Harrod Case

    You can now purchase Mr. Harrod's Disappeared episode through Amazon, iTunes or YouTube.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    13,721
    Years ago I went to school with a Ronald macdonald.....that was long before Australia had ever heard of Maccas


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    NSW Australia
    Posts
    9,183
    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Metallica is pretty famous here and in Europe.
    I know the band is probably famous...I meant the couple- they arent famous..
    They should be allowed to call their child whatever they want too Cubby


    LOL on the Ronald MacDonald Dingo.
    I went to school with a kid named Albert Albertini lol

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Chicago burbs
    Posts
    74,360
    I forgot to mention Richard Picker and he used the first name Dick. Really.
    ~JMO~

    A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. ~Author Unknown


    Long Lost Love - Discovery ID - Disappeared - Bob Harrod Case

    You can now purchase Mr. Harrod's Disappeared episode through Amazon, iTunes or YouTube.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    4,516
    Quote Originally Posted by californiacarrie View Post
    I've got friends whose son #1 is named James Lars, son #2 is Jason Kirk and their cat is Hetfield. Metallica is the best rock band to ever exist.
    I love your friends and I love you.

    I walked down the aisle with a Metallica song playing... no Celine Dion for me... LOL!

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Atlanta GA
    Posts
    7,379
    There were triplets at our school named Huey, Dewey and Louie. Really. Now those parents should have been stopped!

    I also went to school with a girl named Snow. I loved that name. I used to think I might use it one day for a little girl, but my DH thought I was crazy when I mentioned it.

    And my first boss was named Autumn Field. It was her married name, too, so her parents didn't even plan it. Another beautiful name.

    My oldest son is named after his dad and, technically, should have been a Jr. BUT I have a 57 yo great uncle who is still called Junior. I hate that! So instead of Billy Bob Smith, Jr., I named him Billy Bob Smith, II. (Not really, just the II part). Anyway, you should have heard the uproar. All about how it's not correct and I wasn't allowed to do that and blah, blah blah. Give me a break! People can name their kid Apple and Dweezel, but I have to follow rules about Junior vs. II?????

    Drives people nuts. But that's what's on the BC.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    13,721
    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby View Post
    I forgot to mention Richard Picker and he used the first name Dick. Really.
    Dick picker those parents must have disliked that baby ....we had a politican in our area called Richard Face and he was advising on telly for votes and were just thinking ..not in this life time

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. CA - Couple tried to sell baby at Walmart
    By Cher352 in forum Crimes-Spotlight on Children
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 10-27-2011, 06:02 PM
  2. Replies: 81
    Last Post: 10-05-2011, 05:09 PM
  3. Wis. Couple Have Baby at Nearly 100 Mph
    By PlasmaFiend024 in forum News that makes you smile!
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-05-2007, 09:59 AM
  4. Couple name baby Speedy Gonzales
    By Casshew in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat News
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-27-2004, 10:41 AM
  5. 'Just one more baby' becomes six for US couple
    By Casshew in forum Celebrity and Entertainment News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-15-2004, 10:33 AM