Whoops: Baby Is Legally Named “Korn” After Hospital Screw-Up

Jonathan Davis by Alexandre Cardoso, via Wikipedia.
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The hours after having a baby are a little like a drug trip. Between the hormones flooding your system from seeing your child enter the world, the adrenaline spike and drop after the intense moment of labor, and the sleeplessness that usually comes after going through several hours of stress, new parents have a very slim understanding of what’s going on. So it’s understandable that their penmanship isn’t at its best — though that can have grave repercussions, as is the case with one couple who, due to a hospital screw-up, gave their baby the name ‘Korn.’

The news of little Korn entering the world came Friday, when Twitter user @pkkaos posted a picture of the birth certificate for her baby Kora. However, as she noted, “THE HOSPITAL MESSED UP MY BABYS NAME AND WE JUST GOT THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND ITS KORN MY BABYS NAME IS LEGALLY KORN.”

The tweet quickly went viral, which, though it tickled Mama Make Me Bad, was slightly overwhelming for someone who was two weeks into being a new mom. “Okay friends going private for a bit,” wrote @pkkaos, “I have been laughing all day over funny responses to my baby being named Korn but I am still just two weeks postpartum and do not have the energy to be the main character of twitter lololol.


Congrats to Baby Korn’s parents on their child’s birth! Now she’ll never live this down.

Thankfully, Baby Korn showed up just in time. It appears that quarantine has given Korn time to write, because frontman Jonathan Davis has recently announced that the band are officially done writing their upcoming new album.

“We just got done writing a record,” Davis said in a recent interview with Kerrang!, as reported by The PRP. “I’m in Bakersfield, a couple of guys are in L.A. and a couple of guys are in Nashville. It’s like an act of God to get us all together to do anything. We have to plan that all out. I’m sure there are a bazillion other bands with new music to release, too. In the meantime, let’s just go out, play live and have some fun.”


Words by Chris Krovatin