I have written before about peculiar baby names people have chosen (or tried to choose) for their children in Sweden. Today, the post is about adults changing surnames, which I think is even funnier because, unlike with the children, you don’t have to feel bad for these people since they made the choice for themselves.
In Sweden, parents have to register the name of their newborn with Skatteverket, the Swedish IRS, before the child is 3 months old. Failure to do so can result in a fine.
You can try to give your baby any name you like, but Skatteverket decides if it’s acceptable or not, and if they don’t like [...]
In Sweden, today (January 13) is known as “Tjugondag Knut” and traditionally, this is the day when all the Christmas decorations are taken down. Some people have parties, “julgransplundring” where you invite your friends over to help with the de-trimming of your tree and house. There are even traditional songs to sing about this event.