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Swedish Couple Win Right to Torture Baby with the Name ‘Q’

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Swedish Couple Win Right to Torture Baby with the Name ‘Q’

A reenactment actor imagines how the baby responded to learning his name

Crazy:  A Swedish couple named their son “Q.”  Even crazier:  The government took them to court to prevent them from doing so.  Repeatedly.

Finally, however, the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court has overturned two previous rulings by lower courts and awarded them the right to name their son Q.

“Who are you?”

“I Q!”

Ha, haaaaaa! Oh yes, I’ve got a million more where that came from.

The higher court grounded its decision in the fact that “it has not been proven that the name Q may cause offense, or that it may lead to discomfort for the bearer of the name […] there is also no reason why Q is obviously inappropriate as a first name.”

In other words, parents have the right to bestow their children with stupid-ass names.  (Somewhere, Apple Martin is nodding, “True dat.”)

The boy’s father, Rickard Rehnberg, was relieved they finally won the battle to name their Q-T Pie (told you I had more up my sleeve), and defended their decision:

“He’s been called Q almost since day one. He listens to the name and can actually say his own name. And if you read the law, you are allowed to be named after a letter.  The law states that you shouldn’t have the same name as a letter, but not that you can’t. He is a unique child and we thought he should have a unique name — then Q popped up.”

I’m sure other parents will be queueing up for this name now!  (I’m sorry, everyone.  It’s a disease.)

The boy’s full name is now officially Q Anbjörn Jackrapat Rehnberg.  Which, relatively speaking, makes “Q” seem not all that bad, huh?

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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