In protest of the naming law in Sweden, a couple Elisabeth Hallin and Lasse Diding decided to name their 1991 born child as Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116, pronounced [ˈalbɪn].
Explaining the choice of this 43 odd characters long name the parents explained it was “a pregnant, expressionistic development that we see as an artistic creation” and is inspired by Pataphysics.
A district court in Sweden fined them 5000 Kronor in 1996 for failing to register this name by 1996, in response to which the parents tried to register their child’s name as a single letter ‘A’ (pronounced [ˈalbɪn]) which was again dismissed.
Naming law in Sweden is an enactment of the Swedish law of 1982 which requires that every child’s name in Sweden should be approved by the government authority in Sweden. The Swedish Tax Agency is responsible for registration of names in Sweden. All parents of the newborns in Sweden are required by law to submit the proposed name for their newborn to the government authority in Sweden which can either approve or disapprove it. This procedure must be done within 3 months of a child’s birth.
The main reason behind the enactment of this law was to disallow any non-noble family to adopt a name used in a noble-family. The official law reads as “First names shall not be approved if they can cause offense or can be supposed to cause discomfort for the one using it, or names which for some obvious reason are not suitable as a first name”.
In 2009, a couple was also disallowed to keep their child’s name as Allah as Swedish tax Authority reasoned it might cause religious discomfort to some people.
Teacher : Hey Br…Brfaxx…Brfaxxcee, Brfaxceeceeem…..
Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 : It’s pronounced as ALBIN