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Posted: 5/7/2003 9:44:06 PM EDT
Swedish Officials Nix 'Superman' As Name Tax Authority Oversees Rules For Names POSTED: 11:59 a.m. EDT May 7, 2003 STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- He may be the Man of Steel in the States, but Superman doesn't have much power in Sweden ... at least not with the tax authority. Aside from collecting taxes, the authority also oversees rules for names in the Scandinavian country. Officials have nixed the plan of a couple to name their baby Superman. The mother said they wanted to name their boy David Rune Staalman Leisten. Staalman is Superman in Swedish. Authorities said Superman isn't a suitable name because it could lead to what's termed discomfort. The couple hasn't decided yet on an appeal.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:50:28 PM EDT
So is the Tax Authority Overseer similar to the handicapper general? - Matt
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 10:25:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 9:05:33 AM EDT
They can't because some desk jockey says so? I can understand if copyright infringment kept them from doing so, but just because they don't like it? Probably best for the kid, but sheesh.
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 9:19:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TREETOP: Wow. Makes you appreciate the USA even more, where you can freely change your name to Optimus Prime or Heywood Jablowme. Superman is better than those.
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haha i think I should have my name legally changed to Optimus Prime
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 9:21:37 AM EDT
I wonder if the IRS would ban the name DICK then.[shock]
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 9:22:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 9:23:57 AM EDT
Reminds me how back in 1992 or so some idiots named their daughter "Athiest Evolution". No, I'm not kidding...
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 9:27:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
Originally Posted By TREETOP: Wow. Makes you appreciate the USA even more, where you can freely change your name to Optimus Prime or Heywood Jablowme. Superman is better than those.
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haha i think I should have my name legally changed to Optimus Prime
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Well, some National Guardsman(I think) beat you to it already. Was in the news a few weeks ago.
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holy crap that's funny [img]http://www.geeklife.com/images/jan03/prime.jpg[/img] [url]http://wkyc.com/news/news_fullstory.asp?id=3828[/url] here's a real pic of the guy [img]http://wkyc.com/assetpool//images/0331941134_optimus1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 9:28:29 AM EDT
superman? When I lived in hawaii my neighbors were the "gaylords", I believe that has Superman topped tenfold
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 9:29:48 AM EDT
I know a kid named Eric Cartman *(last name)**
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 11:16:42 AM EDT
That's what happens when your just a subject...
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