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Old 08-12-2013, 12:13 PM
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A judge in Tennessee changed a 7-month-old boy's name to Martin from Messiah, saying the religious name was earned by one person and "that one person is Jesus Christ."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...-from-messiah/
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Judges can make this decision for parents now?
 
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:48 PM
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Wow, why not just let the kid keep it. I'm sure he woulda changed it later after all the butt kickin he would get from a name like that. lol
 
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:51 PM
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The parents will probably win the appeal they have started.
The judge waaaaay overstepped her authority.
 
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:00 PM
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The parents will probably win the appeal they have started.
The judge waaaaay overstepped her authority.
Pretty sure you are right about that and rightly so.

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Wow, why not just let the kid keep it. I'm sure he woulda changed it later after all the butt kickin he would get from a name like that. lol
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:03 PM
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I thought judges were suppose to base their decisions using the 'Law' not their religious beliefs or any other beliefs for that matter, social or otherwise.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:51 PM
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The Campbells, who have denied they are neo-Nazis, made headlines in January 2009 when a supermarket refused to decorate a birthday cake for their son Adolf Hitler, now five.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-son-Hons.html
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Not the first time a judge made an off the wall decision....
largely based of personal preference....)
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Don't mind me, I'm just feeding the fire over here.
Wow, that is crazy giving names like that. But the kids shouldn't of been taken away because of bad names. They are just names if you think about it. You can name me Mickey Mouse, doesn't mean I will turn into him...
 
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:53 PM
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I think it was a terrible idea to give him that name, but a judge has absolutely zero business interfering with what a parent names a child.
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Do you all have the same opinion (that it is the parents right to name their child however they want) when they name their child for example the neo-nazis who named their child Adolf Hitler?
 
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Do you all have the same opinion (that it is the parents right to name their child however they want) when they name their child for example the neo-nazis who named their child Adolf Hitler?
I do. Adolf Hitler is really just a name... The real Adolf Hitler is long dead. Giving a child that name won't turn him into him.
 
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Do you all have the same opinion (that it is the parents right to name their child however they want) when they name their child for example the neo-nazis who named their child Adolf Hitler?
It is the parents right, right or wrong, we should be judging people by their actions, not their name, race or religion. I do think the parents are a bit silly for doing it for obvious reasons as I do not think it would be fun growing up with that name, but it is their right to do so.
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Lol that's pretty funny.

The state now decides you child's name. This is the future.
 
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Do you all have the same opinion (that it is the parents right to name their child however they want) when they name their child for example the neo-nazis who named their child Adolf Hitler?
I think it shows poor judgement and/or lack of foresight for a parent to name their kid Adolf Hitler or any other name that will make the kid a target for bullies or the subject of ridicule.
But that doesn't grant the state the right to name somebody's child or tell the parents what they can or can not name their child.
 
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+1 on exactly what Zap said.

Peer pressure is enormous during the formative years.
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I think the fact that someone named their child Messiah, then somehow wound up in court where a judge actually ruled on it is hysterical.
 
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I think it shows poor judgement and/or lack of foresight for a parent to name their kid Adolf Hitler or any other name that will make the kid a target for bullies or the subject of ridicule.
But that doesn't grant the state the right to name somebody's child or tell the parents what they can or can not name their child.
I agree - just wanted to add another point of view to see what others thought.
 
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Thats messed up that a judge can change someones name just because they don't like it
 
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Contraversial Name (Messiah)

Thank goodness I live in Texas! My sons name is Messiah and he's Seven years old now we have never had a problem with his name. If it's such a huge problem and judges are going to start telling people to change there childs name well everyone with the name "Jesus" needs to change it as well! There are more important issues going on in this world than to be worried about a Name!!!!!

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