Couple are banned from naming their son after Russian president Vladimir Putin
A Swedish couple have been banned from naming their son after Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The new parents submitted their request to name the boy after the Russian president to the tax agency, as is required by Swedish law.
Names can be barred if they are offensive or if they could cause ‘discomfort for the bearer,’ however, the agency’s reasoning has not been revealed in this case.
The parents from Laholm, southern Sweden, have been forced to go back to the drawing board and come up with a different name for the boy, according to public broadcaster SR.
The tax agency has previously rejected first names including Allah, Ford, Michael Jackson, Pilzner, Q, and Token.