Freedom of choice, at least when it comes to baby names, seems to be an issue in Sweden. A couple who have chosen to name their baby ‘Metallica’, after the rock band, are facing opposition from the tax authority in charge of governing the population registry.
Reasons behind the refusal range from comments about the name being ‘ugly’, to its association with the rock band and even the very word ‘metal’.
The couple feels very strongly about the name and both feel that it is a suitable choice for their child. They have expressed frustration since the controversy has held up their family vacation plans and created other problems along the way.