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A five-year-old kid can't go to Catholic school in Melbourne because his name is Max Hell. Says the kid's father:

"We're quite devastated by the whole thing," Mr Hell, a Catholic father of three said. "So what if I've got a name like Hell? That's my family history and my name."

Mr Hell, 45, who is of Austrian heritage, said his surname meant light or bright in German. "It's 2007, not 1407 - it's not the Dark Ages."

He's got a point. But then:

The Hells approached St Peter Apostle School hoping to transfer their son from a state school, apparently because he was being bullied over his surname.

Because if you're being bullied for having the last name Hell, Catholic school is the place for you! Yeesh.

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