Sweden Rejects Baby Name From Beer-Loving Father

'Pilzner' is a no-go
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2017 8:07 AM CST
Sweden to Parents: No, You Can't Name Your Baby 'Pilzner'

A Swedish couple is fighting for the right to name their baby Pilzner, and, yes, it's because dad really likes beer. They plan to appeal a decision by the Swedish tax agency Skatteverket, which rejected the name as inappropriate for a child, reports the Local. "I only drink Pilsner and since I was young, I have been referred to as Pilzner," says the baby's father, Matz Pilzner Johanneson. He added the middle name legally as an adult, noting that his own father similarly went by "Pilzner" because it was his own drink of choice. (Saudi Arabia recently rejected the name "Ivanka.")

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