Swedish court allows boy to be named November

The parents of a boy in Västerbotten in northern Sweden are rejoicing after the country administrative court found there was nothing wrong with them naming their child November.

Previously, the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) had not approved the name for the boy.

“We feel good now,” said mother Janna-Li Lanke to the Västerbottens-Kuriren newspaper.

Her son, who is now ten months old, has finally earned the right to carry the name that Lanke and her husband wanted him to have: Kaj Taran November.

The parents appealed the tax authorities’ ruling after they discovered that several Swedes have November as a part of their name.

According to Statistics Sweden, the only month of the year not currently used for someone’s name is January.