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Iron Maiden Is Now Also the Name of a Bolivian Baby

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How much do you love your favorite band? Chances are it isn’t as much as César Durán Alpiri loves Iron Maiden.

ATB Digital (via Blabbermouth) reports that Alpiri and his wife, who reside in Bolivia, recently commemorated the arrival of their newborn son by naming him Iron Maiden Durán Ruiz. Their decision, understandably, has made headlines — you can see the family in the news clip above — and prompted calls for an explanation from César, who says the baby’s name was his idea.

“It has a lot to do with Eddie the Head of Iron Maiden,” explained Alpiri. “I want my son to have that strength, that energy. I want him to fight for what he wants, to have the attitude and, above all, to be mentally strong.”

For those who remain skeptical, the couple has apparently shared a photo of little Iron Maiden’s birth certificate — which, sadly, does not indicate whether the child is the seventh son of a seventh son.

While this particular baby might be the only one named after Iron Maiden, it isn’t totally unheard of for die-hard fans to name offspring after their favorite bands. In 2007, a couple in Sweden decided to name their daughter Metallica — which quickly got them in trouble with the authorities in a country with notoriously stringent naming restrictions. Citing an ordinance against offensive or unsuitable names that could “cause discomfort for the one using it,” tax officials deemed Metallica “inappropriate,” sending the case to court.

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