MELBOURNE (AFP) - A boy called Hell has been barred from enrolling in a Catholic school in Australia because his surname jarred with its religious teachings, the child's father said Monday.
The youngster's dad, 45-year-old Alex Hell, has expressed outrage after the primary school in the southern city of Melbourne allegedly refused to admit his son, Max.
Hell said that at one point he offered to change his son's name to his wife's maiden name of Wembridge, a suggestion that he said was welcomed by the principal of St Peter the Apostle primary school, Michael McGrath.
But he changed his mind, and was then told that Max would not be able to attend the school, Hell said.
School officials later had a change of heart, but Hell now says there is no way he will ever enroll his son there. ...
Ok, the school was being idiotic and deserves the bad press. Having said that...there are some names you just want to change, aren't there? Say, to Helson. Or Heller. Or Hellman. Or Hall. Or Hill. Or Hull. Or Smith.