Norwegian King Denies Boy's Request to Change Name to Sonic

April 25, 2009 -

Norway's King Harald V stepped in recently when a six-year-old boy sought to change his name to "Sonic X."

As reported by Gamezine, the lad, whose given name is Christer, wrote to the King with his request:

Sadly, the King could not change Christer's name, but not because the change would result in a child running around with a ridiculous video game character's title. No, the request was rejected for the sole reason that at six-years-old, Christer was not old enough to make such a decision. Thus, the boy must contact King Harald V in twelve years time once he's turned 18.

Christer admitted that he was disappointed...

Sega is apparently sending the lad some Sonic-themed swag to ease his disappointment.


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Re: Norwegian King Denies Boy's Request to Change Name to ...

How the hell is Sonic a bad game? Sure, some of the more recent ones kinda suck a little, but the early games were good.

EDIT: Oh, and the fan works. "Sonic VS Super Sonic", "Sonic's Quest For Power", and "Tails and his GBA" (all three can be found on NewGrounds) were seriously sweet.

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First, the sonic games are nothing but a shell of their former glory... 

second of all he wanted to name himself "Sonic X" which is the title for the god awful  latest sonic anime tv series... oh yes, in 10 years, the kid will be thanking the king for stopping him from making such a stupid decision

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IMO Sonic X isn't that bad. It did have the unique idea of bringing the characters to our world, as Mobius is an alternate world. Plus the character development in that series alone was pretty neat.

Plus it was Sonic X that got me into the Sonic series. IMO, the recent games, despite the fact that overall they kinda suck (my friend Ash didn't like Sonic Unleashed despite getting into Secret Rings and Black Knight), they had some really neat features that probably should be imported into a future game.

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"The sun ever rises on the morrow. We can only live for today, and trust that other days will follow." -Unknown

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"A Chrono Trigger is anything that unleashes its will or desire to change history!" -Gaspar

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I wouldn't say the idea of bringing the characters to Earth was unique, since I gather the series was loosely based on the Sonic Adventure games, and those took place on Earth as established within the games themselves.

On top of that, the existence of Mobius as the planet of origin for Sonic was apparently a mistranslation. The Japanese versions of the old games, as I understand it, took place on Earth as well.

I'm nitpicky about continuity.
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Agreed that it wasn't bad. It wouldn't have been bad if 4 kids hadn't gotten their grubby mitts on the localization rights, as well as have their names in the credits of every sonic game since then (from sonic heroes onward)

I remember a site that used to show all the cuts they made to the english version (the site died long ago). They took out 5 minutes of the second last episode and made what would have been an awesome ending to the series suck bad. I watched the uncut french version and the comparison was unbelievable.

Parents are too overprotective over what's on TV these days. I compare fox kids which I loved watching as recently as about 8 years ago to what its become today, makes me feel sorry for the new generations.

Truth be told I'm jealous of my parents for having stuff like Bugs Bunny on TV when they were little. 

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Shame the name Sonic does not hold as big a commonplace as Mario... (duh!)

Honestly, if you are gonna change you're name, change it to something badass, but convincing;                 - Max Fightmaster (Yes, that's the real name of a real guy! Look it up!)

Anyways, that's not the case, but anyways... GP community...? 

What would your game-related names be?

 

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Gato Gonzales. I'll give out 15 Silver Points to the one who can triumph over my metal joints and figure out where that came from.

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"A Chrono Trigger is anything that unleashes its will or desire to change history!" -Gaspar

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You're not referring to the boxer, are you?

Well.... a game is a game.

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Nah, it's Chrono Trigger. :P The fight you do at the fair or whatever where you beat a cat robot that for some reason likes to rhyme and win silver points.

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PHOENIXZERO: +15 Silver Points

"Gonzales" was his Japanese name, and, ironically, Mario's alias while fighting in the Glitz Pit.

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"The sun ever rises on the morrow. We can only live for today, and trust that other days will follow." -Unknown

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"A Chrono Trigger is anything that unleashes its will or desire to change history!" -Gaspar

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Sol Badguy!

 

"Science asks how, and faith asks why"

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UUDDLRLRBA

The most invincible and unpronouncable name ever.

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"What would your game-related names be?"

star fox!

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

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Can't let you use the name, Star Fox.

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We're all outta PIE! and adult comic books! and i've misplaced my Turbografix!!!

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Heh, Wolf O'Donnell FTW.

I'm surprised no one's come up with Douglas Falcon yet.

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"A Chrono Trigger is anything that unleashes its will or desire to change history!" -Gaspar

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Sabin Rene Figaro

Re: Norwegian King Denies Boy's Request to Change Name to ...

I'd rather just be called Blitz if I was going that route.

Re: Norwegian King Denies Boy's Request to Change Name to ...

I'd rather have the name Harry Keogh.

Re: Norwegian King Denies Boy's Request to Change Name to ...

Oh come on, hasn't anyone jumped the PAYNE yet?

 

srsly... I'm disappointed in you, GP'ers!

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I considered it but it requires a last name to fit properly.

Re: Norwegian King Denies Boy's Request to Change Name to ...

...Max Payne... I envy your Name!

Re: Norwegian King Denies Boy's Request to Change Name to ...

I hate it when people end statements with "Look it up!"

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Michael Chandra: Ha ha, NOW I know.... it feels pointless to post it now...

SeanB: Well seeing as how I can't EDIT my posts, I'll put a link on proof of the existence of the Fightmaster in the shoutbox on request.

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Don't hate on me!!

I would've provided a link, but I am at work at time... (company computers block certain sites)

So I'll gladly EDIT my post with a link later.

______________________________ Because I have NO Life... :P I introduce the following. PSN User ID: FirebirdXR (Yes, I use that moniker often) Xbox Live ID: FirebirdLR (Don't bother, It's a Silver Membership) *Limited Time Only* I put both because I

Re: Norwegian King Denies Boy's Request to Change Name to ...

Except that you can't edit posts that received replies. =)

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Overlord Laharl (and hopes people don't get the reference)

*Cackles Evily*

______________________________ Because I have NO Life... :P I introduce the following. PSN User ID: FirebirdXR (Yes, I use that moniker often) Xbox Live ID: FirebirdLR (Don't bother, It's a Silver Membership) *Limited Time Only* I put both because I

Re: Norwegian King Denies Boy's Request to Change Name to ...

 Disgaea, isn't it?

Re: Norwegian King Denies Boy's Request to Change Name to ...

E74.

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Max Power

Re: Norwegian King Denies Boy's Request to Change Name to ...

Weighted Companion Cube!

Re: Norwegian King Denies Boy's Request to Change Name to ...

 I would absolutely love to get my name changed to that!

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