A Swedish couple is battling the country’s tax board for the right to name their 6-month-old daughter “Metallica.”In addition to acting as the Swedish version of the Internal Revenue Service, the Swedish National Tax Board is in charge of the country’s population registry and issuing personal identification numbers, similar to the Social Security numbers used in the United States. As part of that process, the board also gets final approval over the names of children.
After informally checking with two other authorities, Michael and Karolina Tomaro told local newspapers that they didn’t think they would have a problem registering the name, especially since Sweden already has one other girl registered with the middle name Metallica.
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