Albin or Albyn or ...-- What's in a name?
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 96 04:14:27 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Albin or Albyn or ...-- What's in a name?
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Albyn Jones)
Forwarded-by: Randy King <email@example.com>
From: Cfirstname.lastname@example.org (Reuters)
Albin? -- Can you spell that please?
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Reuter) - By the age of 5, most children
know how to spell their first name. A certain 5-year-old Swede
deserves to be the exception to that rule.
For although his name is pronounced Albin, his parents have
decided his first name is written:
The saga began when a district court in southern Sweden
fined Albin's parents $680 for not giving their son a first
name, the Swedish news agency TT reported.
The court had rejected the parents' name for the 5-year-old,
despite their plea that the name was ``a pregnant,
expressionistic development that we see as an artistic
The parents said they would appeal the verdict on grounds it
was not up to a court to make rulings about art.
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© 1996 Peter Langston