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New Zealand Mother Names Her Three Children After Her Favourite 80’s Heavy Metal Bands

New Zealand Mother Names Her Three Children After Her Favourite 80’s Heavy Metal Bands

Parents often take inspiration from the things they love when they consider a name for their new baby. Whether those names are inspired by botanical themes (Poppy, Clover, Sage, Aspen), colours (Ruby, Saffron, Sienna, Indigo) or places (India, Orlando, Savannah, Dakota), there are many lovely names to choose from that have meaningful connotations to the things we hold dear.

Taking this concept to heart, a heavy metal-loving mother in New Zealand has named her three children Metallica, Slayer and Pantera.

The story was broken by Kiwi filmmaker and metal fan David Farrier in a message to subscribers to his Webworm newsletter. Farrier then retold the story in a series of tweets.

Per his article, here are two of the aforementioned images of the birth certificates, and a snap of the awesome mother with a crossbow.

Not someone to be messed with.

In his newsletter, Farrier explains he chose to withhold the woman’s name, but said she was as badass as her kids’ names.

“All you need to know is that she is a very metal mother, as proven by this photo of her with a crossbow. You don’t get more metal than a crossbow,” he said, posting a photo of the woman.

Alas, since his revelation, this awesome heavy metal mum has come under fire from internet trolls who have nothing better to do than criticise women for their choices.

Rock on, metal mum!


Source: David Farrier


Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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