After being charged £20 for a £10 overdraft, 30-year-old Michael Howard of Leeds changed his name by deed poll to “Yorkshire Bank PLC Are Fascist Bastards”. The bank has now asked him to close his account, and Mr. Bastards has asked them to repay the 69p balance, by cheque, made out in his new name. (The Guardian)But in Sweden, a court ruled that a couple could not name their baby "Q", which seems patently unreasonable in the international context. Especially since every time I go to Ikea to buy a pack of bulbs or a desk lamp, my receipt has "En mycket tråkig blå skrivbordslampa utan lampa" and I have no hope of knowing what the hell that means 2 minutes after leaving the store. In this context, I'm thinking Q should have been allowed.
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