Monday, January 31, 2005
how to ensure your child hates you
Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (pronounced "Albin") was a name given to a Swedish child by his parents in May 1996.
The boy's parents had planned to never legally name him at all. A district court in Halmstad, southern Sweden, fined the parents (Elizabeth Hallin and ?) 5,000 kronor (approximately US$680 or €550) for failing to register a name for the boy by his fifth birthday. Responding to the fine, the parents submitted the 43-character name, claiming that it was "a pregnant, expressionistic development that we see as an artistic creation." The parents suggested the name be understood in the spirit of pataphysics. The court rejected the name and upheld the fine.
taken from the wonderful, never-ceases-to-enthrall-me, WIKIPEDIA - here
someone, please tell me - what the bloody hell were these people thinking? sigh. and how, pray tell, could a name like that be pronounced as "ALBIN"?!
as they would say in civilised society and coffeshops : SEOW AH?!