The village is located on the shores of Lake Fuckesjön. Image: Google
- The Swedish village located on the shores of Lake Fuckesjön (Lake Fuckesjön)
- Villagers are censored when they write about their village on Facebook or when they try to sell things online
- The locals have submitted an application to Lantmäteriet to change their name
The inhabitants of a Swedish village have decided to change their name after they got tired of being censored on Facebook. The village is called “Fucke”.
The village located on the shores of Lake Fuckesjön consists of only 11 properties.
The earliest information about the name Fucke dates back to 1547, where it is described as “by a lake, located very high up on a slope with very steep fields”, according to the Institute of Language and Folklore.
Despite their historical roots, locals are tired of being censored when they write about their village on Facebook or when they try to sell things online.
The residents have agreed to send an application to Lantmäteriet to change its name to Dalsro (“silent valley”).
According to Swedish STV, the process can take some time and the people of Fucke are unlikely to get an answer before the summer.
“Place name practice according to this law means that, among other things, place names must be written in accordance with accepted norms for written Swedish and that place names that are currently used cannot be changed unless there are special reasons.” Lantmäteriet tells STV in an email.
They added, “If new names are created, the effect on existing names must be considered. Therefore, if a site already has an established name, there must be strong reasons to change it.”
In 2007, 15 residents in the Swedish village of Fjuckby tried to change their name to Fjukeby but failed.
In Austria, the inhabitants of a town called “F *** ing” were lucky when the town’s name was changed to “Fugging” in January 2021.