Keecat is ok, Putin - is not: the Swede was forbidden to name his son in honor of the President of the Russian Federation

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Keecat is ok, Putin - is not: the Swede was forbidden to name his son in honor of the President of the Russian Federation
Keecat is ok, Putin - is not: the Swede was forbidden to name his son in honor of the President of the Russian Federation
17 September 2021, 17:14In the worldPhoto: © sverigesradio.se
New parents from the Swedish town of Laholm in the south of the country were officially denied the opportunity to name their son in honor of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Young father Lindell Ronnie and his wife are outraged because they believe they have the right to name the child whatever they want.

In Sweden, before giving a name to a child, parents must approve it with a registrar at the country's tax office, these are the rules. In an interview with REN TV, Lindell Ronnie said that he strongly disagrees with such a decision by Swedish officials.

“I decided to name my son Vladimir Putin, because to me this name sounds very courageous and imperious. ...I believe that Vladimir Putin has done a lot of useful and good things for his country and people. He is very good both as a leader and as a person, and I support him 100%. It was very important for me, I told my wife a long time ago that I want to call my son Putin. We sent the documents for registration of the name to the local tax office, but the authorities wrote in an official letter to me that the name Putin sounds insulting to the Swedes. Then I tried again to send the documents to the tax service and register the name "Vladimir-Putin", but was again refused. Officially, I am told that this name is not very suitable for a Swedish baby and sounds "dictatorial"", - said Lindell Ronnie.

At the same time, the man is genuinely surprised by this situation: in Sweden there are already four or five people with the name Putin. It's just that, obviously, this did not raise questions from anyone before, but the circumstances, apparently, have changed.

Moreover, according to Lindell Ronnie in Sweden, you can name a child whatever you like.

“You can call him Rabbit or Keecat, whatever you want. And calmly register the child at the same time. No problem. But Putin is no longer allowed”, - the man was indignant.

The family intends to go to court.

“I will fight for the right to name my son what we want. If you look at him, you will see that he is very similar to Putin, and this name suits him very much”, - Lindell Ronnie said.

According to Swedish law, tax agency officials can deny parents the choice of a name for their baby if they think it would be inconvenient for the person.

By the way, the Swedish tax service has previously denied citizens the right to name their children with unusual names. For example, according to local radio station Sveriges Radio, one couple tried to name their son Michael Jackson, while other parents chose the names Ford and Pilsner for their children.

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