Mother renames her son to match her misspelled tattoo of his original name


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/15/mother-renames-her-child-to-ma.html


#2

I bet he’s a really cool kid too.


#3

They changed Kevin’s name to Kelvin which they claim to prefer.

The parents displayed the Fahrenheit of decency.


#4

"Johanna Giselhäll Sandström of Kyrkhult, Sweden paid to have her arm tattooed with her two children’s names: Nova and Kelvin. Problem is, he accidentally inked her with “Kelvin.”

Little typo in the write up spoils it.


#5

I have absolute zero respect for that decision.


#6

Well, to some degree.


#7

Fixed! Thanks!


#8

Consistency matters.


#9

Kelvin the choice of hipster “scientists” the world over.


#10

TIL the name Kelvin is actually a thing, apparently peaking in the US in the 1950s.

http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager#prefix=kelvin&sw=m&exact=true

Given how awesome Lord Kelvin was, I can see it. Better that than, say, Donald.


#11
  1. How the hell do so many people/tattoo “artists” manage to fuck up spellings?

  2. Isn’t Sweden one of those countries you have to give approved names to your kid? Though considering there is a Lord Kelvin in science, I imagine it isn’t banned.


#12

Be careful where you say the. Some people might to start to whine about him deserving a lordship.


#13

Not that i know of but let me check

I guess they sort of do, but not really… it’s not like you’re implying (if i read it correctly). They will decline bad baby names but most names should be ok from the wording i’m seeing from wikipedia.


#14

Came for all the inevitable temperature jokes/puns; leaving not disappointed.


#15

Absolutely


#16

I went to kindergarten with that tattooist. IIRC he wasn’t too sharp. I lost track of him after he was sent a grade back.


#17

you beat me to it.


#18

thank you for that.


#19

When I was a teaching assistant I was Kevin (accurate), Kelvin, Calvin, Cabin, and a couple others


#20

Of course some people will ask if he’s named after the JJ Abrams Star Trek movies. ie. The Kelvin Timeline.