A band on a stage. There’s two guitarists and a drummer in the middle. A banner behind them reads ‘Korn’, with the R flipped horizontally.
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A new mother from Washington has gone viral after her baby daughter was mistakenly named Korn on the birth certificate.

Kells Tate had intended for her child to be called Kora (though not after The Legend of Korra), but the mishap means the baby shares her name with a US nu metal band famous for hits such as “Coming Undone” and “Falling Away From Me”

Sharing the news to Twitter, Tate wrote: “The hospital messed up my baby’s name and we just got the birth certificate and it’s Korn, my baby’s name is legally Korn.

“1) The name is supposed to be Kora, 2) Yes this should be easily fixed if we are fast! 3) There is a chance they may have had me double check this but to fair I was down a lot of blood at the time.”

It wasn’t long before people started to reference the nu metal band in response, and provide some Korny jokes and memes:

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Others, meanwhile, pointed out another, simpler joke to be made:

Korn – the band, that is – are yet to respond to the mishap.

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