Did you know that a Swedish couple named their kid “Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmn…

You probably don’t know this, but there’s a law in Sweden called ‘the naming law’ which forbids the use of a child’s name if it hasn’t been approved by the authorities. The law was presented in 1982 so that non-noble families wouldn’t name their children with noble family names. Sounds odd, but it’s a fact.
In protest attempts many parents have tried to give their children unusual names. One such case occurred in 1996. A Swedish couple named their boy “Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116″, pronounced Albin. The Swedish government rejected the name and fined the parents 5, 000 Swedish kronas. According to the naming law if a child’s name isn’t registered by the child’s 5th birthday, the parents have to pay a fine.

However, there have been other similar cases. In 2007 another Swedish couple decided they want to name their child “Metallica”. In 2009 the government didn’t allow another couple to name their child “Allah”. Nevertheless, the Swedish authorities allow weird names such as “Google” to be used as middle names.



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