What a bunch of 2-ats.
The parents of a Jämtland boy have emerged triumphant from the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court, aka Regeringsrätten, and may henceforth legally refer to the sprog as "Q". The powers that be didn't much like the couple's choice of name, and both the county administrative court (Länsrätten) administrative court of appeal ( …
Makes me wonder, how long before western society as we know it would collapse if there were just a few kids named ' or @ or maybe ".
How do I persuade the missus that '@" is a great name for our second sprog, due soon?
To be pronounced "little bastard", of course...
There was no issue there was there!
Has anyone told the vontrap family that two of the most famous media franchises to grace our silver screens have characters called Q in them? Hardly unique, a really unique name would be something like;
Lardy McCrevice McTimmins Smithlethwait
... like that policeman who's being charged with assaulting a protester at the London G20 - Sergeant Smellie. In fact, his first name being Delroy, he probably spent his whole school days being called 'Smellie Dellie'. No wonder HE has unresolved issues that he can only deal with through using a metal bar to beat women.
Hand grenade, cos El Reg doesn't have an 'Officer Dibble' icon yet.
their child is unique... unlike all those other children out there lol. Didn't realize cloning had caught on.
Someone really should phone up Sweden and let them know that you can be called by something other than what is on your birth certificate. I've had coworkers that would not even tell people their real names before, let alone go by them.
His third name, Jackrapat. Did any other 80s arcade addicts immediately think it might be from "Welcome to the fantasy zone Jackrabbit"? Still, if it is, kudos to the parents for game quality.
(For people too young to know, it's a quote from Space Harrier. The arcade version of Space Harrier is still the best game ever made - nothing's ever come close.)
"it has not been proven that the name Q may cause offence, or that it may lead to discomfort for the bearer of the name [...]"...
Wait until he tries to register an account with eBay, Amazon, iTMS, whatever... I can already see the message: "You need to enter your FULL first name"...
If it's acceptable to have names like Jay and Yui (an Asian name) that sound like single letters, then pedantically speaking there's nothing wrong with using 'Q' as a name. (Anyway, it's probably better than some of the 'chav' names that are currently doing the rounds.)
Although the boy concerned might have psychological trauma when he discovers that he doesn't have the powers of the Continuum, unless of course he actually has them...
Spike Milligan fan, perhaps?
(And FWIW, my parents gave me a first name that, coupled with my last name, was the same as a very famous actor at the time. However, as I was named after a friend of my father's who died in Vietnam, I enjoy making hippy-dips uncomfortable when they mock my name.)
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