Fun_People Archive
15 Apr
Albin or Albyn or ...-- What's in a name?

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 96 04:14:27 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Albin or Albyn or ...-- What's in a name?

Forwarded-by: (Albyn Jones)
Forwarded-by: Randy King <>
From: (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.
      Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 -- the meaning
of which is not clear -- was not immediately available for

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