Why 42 Swedes Said Ich Bin Ein Berliner

An airline contest lured dozens to change their name to Klaus-Heidi
Courtesy Lufthansa

What’s in a name? For Michael Eric Klaus-Heidi Andersson from rural Sweden, the answer is airfare to Berlin, a furnished flat in the German capital’s hippest district, and a bike to get around town. Until recently, the 24-year-old’s name was Michael Eric Andersson, but last fall he legally added Klaus-Heidi to win a marketing contest by German airline Deutsche Lufthansa.

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