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#16 Sandor

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:05

DeShawn?

Jaleesa?

 

hmm.




#17 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:05

Interesting article on this on the BBC site.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-23626986

 

Considering there are several hundred "Messiah's" in the US at the moment, this dumb decision is going to get overturned...

 

Mind you, I think it's a dumb name...



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:28

While I don't necessarily agree with what the judge did or the reasoning behind it, I kind of think it should happen more often. People are getting a little too stupid with the names; like Rob Morrow's kid Tu Morrow, and Kim and Kanye's kid North West, or Moon Unit Zappa.

 

If it is upheld, this kid will thank the judge in 13 years. I can hear the kids in the hall yelling, "Hey Messy", already.

 

This kind of naming, like "King" and "Messiah", and the more grandiose names just show how insecure and/or pompous and self-righteous the parents are. It doesn't bode well for a healthy childhood, no matter what their names eventually become.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:50

good thing he's not from south floirda, there's a lot of people named Jesus here....

 

Indeed.

Maybe, he thinks they don't count because they are not white (like Jesus was) and pronounce it "Hey-soos". 



#20 ramesees

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:17

I don't know whats more silly, the parents wanting to name their child that, or a JUDGE basing her rulings on fairly tales she was brain washed into believing as a kid.

The law is supposed to be based on reality, not fiction.


Right to be stupid, is a freedom we should have in the US.

 

Something like this you mean?

 

http://www.reuters.c...E91P0HJ20130226

 

Seems your leaders agree with you.



#21 seta-san

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:34

 

  1. The names of the one Christians call Jesus etc. etc. our NOT owned by Christianity ill call my kid Kane and my other kind Able if I want or indeed Jesus etc etc.
  2. The parents went to the court about the childs LAST name how dare the judge change the Childs name like that.
  3. I like the name messiah didn't it mean Leader rather than King or Son of God (since Jews don't believe the messiah Is the son of god)

 

messiah means "anointed". The greek translation of messiah is "christ"



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:55

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He's a very naughty boy!  :rofl:



#23 yakumo

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:01

In the US no but other countries have rules on what name or even type of name that can be given. 

wow... freedom of speech, freedom of expression, but not freedom to name your own child...



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:07

wow... freedom of speech, freedom of expression, but not freedom to name your own child...

 

 

It will be over turned, the judge was out of line in that ruling.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:51

In the US no but other countries have rules on what name or even type of name that can be given. 

 

New Zealand definitely has rules to what you can name your kid (generally titles are disallowed), but irritatingly I can't find any official Department of Internal Affairs documents.

 

The naming rules did make international headlines a while back though. 



#26 Growled

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 13:29

Silly ruling. This won't take long to get overturned.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 13:45

Definately will be overturned.     There are a lot of Messiahs in USA already.



#28 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 14:12

While I don't necessarily agree with what the judge did or the reasoning behind it, I kind of think it should happen more often. People are getting a little too stupid with the names; like Rob Morrow's kid Tu Morrow, and Kim and Kanye's kid North West, or Moon Unit Zappa.

Parents should be allowed to name their children however they please, provided there isn't malice involved (i.e. child abuse). The last thing we need is for judges or governments to decide which names are or aren't appropriate.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 14:22

Parents should be allowed to name their children however they please, provided there isn't malice involved (i.e. child abuse). The last thing we need is for judges or governments to decide which names are or aren't appropriate.

 

Some kind of control might be a good idea though, otherwise you DO get cases where ridiculous names lead to a life of hell for the kids as they grown up, even where malice wasn't intended.

 

I took a lot of crap for my name when I was growing up.  15+ years of bullying is NO fun, believe me.

 

Perhaps, rather than outright banning, when someone chooses an odd name for their kid, they should be sent an information leaflet explaining the possible ramifications of choosing that name and giving them an opportunity to reconsider.  An "are you really sure about that?" thing.

 

Also, people with odd names should stay away from certain professions!  I'm look at you, Dr De'Ath, my dentist! :p



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 14:38

Just shorten the name to Mess. :p