Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Personally, I think "Journey" has a good ring to it

Let me get this straight: A Swedish couple is actually litigating whether it is permissible for them to name their baby daughter Metallica.

Now, I'm all about personal freedom, so I think that they should be allowed to name their kid whatever they choose -- since she can always petition to have it changed to something reasonable when she's an adult. Besides, the courts have bigger problems -- and hopefully one of them is figuring out why the heck these people were allowed to procreate in the first place.



12 comments:

Ryane said...

Oh.My.God. Even I, Metallica fan through and through...would NEVER want to name my daughter that. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I am sorry, I am just going to say it--what morons. What I really want to know is...how did they find a lawyer who was willing to argue this case? I mean, Dara--even if you were just really bored, would you argue such a thing?

Dara said...

See, to me, that's a tricky question because, while I think that they are stupid with a capital "S", I also think that they are right. You should be able to name your offspring whatever you choose. (See stupid celebrity baby name discussion, supra.) The government shouldn't tell you that you can't use that name because they think it's ugly.

BUT, I think that people need to be schooled on the consequences on how the things they do affect their children FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.

Ryane said...

oh yeah..I agree w/you on the government telling you what you can/can't name your baby is ridiculous. Esp since...wait--what did the article say, "sounds like metal"?? hahaha.

Dara said...

Then again, I have no idea what the law is in Sweden.

mad said...

The parents might have had a better chance if they had named her Abba, I bet.

honeykbee said...

While I agree that governments shouldn't be able to tell you what you can and cannot name your kid, I do wish that someone somewhere would inject some sense into people's heads. I mean, come on... Apple? Coco? Enough with the cereal inspired names!

Dara said...

Mad: Well, it is Sweden. Although, in that regard "Roxette" or "Ace of Base" would probably be okay, too.

HKB: As far as I can tell, most people are dumb and shouldn't have kids -- let alone name those kids. Alas, they're the ones that reproduce the most.

This is a big problem because, genetically, the populace is going to keep getting dumber and dumber.

honeykbee said...

Have you seen Idiocracy? Bad movie, but interesting (and scary!) premise.

Malnurtured Snay said...

I used to want to be named 'Rex', but I think I'd really hate it now if I were.

dara said...

hkb: I haven't seen it, but it's not the first time that someone has mentioned it to me.

malnurtured snay: I just wanted to be named anything more mainstream than Dara. Now I'm glad I don't have the exact same name as everyone else.

I think the difference is that it's a real name. Unlike Metallica or Pilot Inspektor or Moxie Crimefighter.

Peter said...

So, even though I have written permission from Hershey corporation to name my child Twizzler, if I lived in Sweden, they might not let me? That's so unfair. It's unAmerican!

dara said...

Peter, clearly the main problem is that they live in Sweden.

Oh yeah, and let's not forget that even though you obtained written permission from Hershey's to name your child Twizzler, you chose to not invoke that torment on either of them -- at least officially. Twizzler will make a great nickname one day, though.