Swedish Mom Renames Son To Match Her Misspelled Tattoo Of His Given Name

Submitted by: littlemissqt 3 months ago in News & Politics

Well, I guess the typo could've been a lot worse.

An excerpt from TheLocal.se: Johanna Giselhäll Sandström went to a local tattoo studio around three years ago to get the names of her two children inked on her arm. After consulting with Sandström about the correct placement of the design, the tattoo artist did his thing and Sandström went home with what she thought was a permanent declaration of love to her kids Nova and Kevin. 
 
There was just one problem. Kevin had become ‘Kelvin’. 
 
“I said I wanted the names of my children tattooed on me and I gave the artist their names. The artist drew the design and didn’t ask anything about the spelling so I didn’t give it any more thought,” Sandström told Blekinge Läns Tidning. 
 
When she discovered the mistake, the young mother broke down in tears.
 
“My heart stopped and I thought I was going to faint,” she said. 
 
Sandström went straight back to the tattoo parlour, where the artist laughed and said there wasn’t much he could do. After all, the young mother had been given the chance to review the tattoo before the work began. He agreed to give her a refund and handed her the phone number of a tattoo removal clinic in Växjö.

When Sandström discovered that it would take multiple treatments to remove the tattoo, she and her husband opted for a different course of action. 
 
“We decided to rename the boy,” she said. 
 
That’s right. Kevin became Kelvin. Not just to match the tattoo but because the name had grown on the parents. 
 
“I had never heard the name ‘Kelvin’ before. There isn’t anyone who names their kid Kelvin. So when I thought more about it, I realized that no one else has this name. It became unique. Now we think it is better than Kevin,” Sandström said. 
 
Sandström said she’s okay with how things turned out and that her son was not affected by the name change. 
 
“He wasn’t so old [at the time of the tattoo] so he didn’t think about it. He’s five now, but when I got the tattoo he was approaching two,” she said. 
There are 14 comments:
Male 17,314
Measure twice, cut once
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Male 672
Could have renamed the kid +273 degrees...
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Male 7,224
Renaming the kid is easier than getting the tatoo removed
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Male 7,224
thezigrat  Or the arm
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Male 1,064
Here's a great idea.
Since the name Kelvin is absolutely unique we could use it in place of Centigrade to start from absolute zero. In Centigrade that is −273.15 °C, but we could call it 0°Kelvin.
What do you think?
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Male 7,224
semichisam01  -44C=-44F
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Male 825
thezigrat -40C/-40F, actually.  What unit of measurement do they use where you come from?  What is the best temperature for cooking humans, or whatever it is you eat?
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Male 7,224
faustsshadow home ... It ranges 280°to -280° F at the poles with the mean cbof 81°  as to cooking and eating humans,they are best raw
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Male 11,562
It amazes me that people still do this.  It's becoming more and more unique to not have a tattoo.
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Male 31
monkwarrior  lol nah u are just a boring person with skin , that it . fucker
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Male 11,562
cthulhuson i doubt it, as i have yet to see a single good tattoo.  
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Male 8,261
monkwarrior Never fancied one myself and I agree most are ghastly but I have seen some skilful and impressive ones.  They tended to be very expensive  and part of a seriously considered plan.

And while I'm  here can I say that it's extraordinarily petty to downvote every comment someone makes however reasonable.  I know it doesn't bother you and a lot of us get it  but it does make the place shabbier than it needs to be. 
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Male 586
monkwarrior Congrats on 10k comments.
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Male 11,562
yelloow12 Thanks, this is my 10,000'th comment


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