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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I see why you keep avoiding my question. If you're concerned about ridicule and teasing a name like "Dick" is going to get more ridicule and teasing and bullying than Messiah. So are you for banning the name "Dick" or "Peter"? If not, you don't give a **** about the teasing you just care "messiah" was used and you are against it for RELIGIOUS reasons like the judge.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    You try being called Messiah. Honored and tested or just antiquated and outdated? I am not so sure that bullying and things like that build character. You can build character by not allowing bullying, healthy competition and positive re-enforcement of acceptable behavior. You are free to believe what you want and I will do the same. I just think that more modern education methods do not need bullying, shark swimming and things like that.
    The kid is apparently not alone

    From the article in the OP


    Messiah was No. 4 among the fastest-rising baby names in 2012, according to the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names.


    Considering that it would seem the bullying thing is probably overblown
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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    “The word Messiah is a title and it’s a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ,” Judge Ballew said....


    This is pretty clearly a religion based argument and as such violates the Establishment Clause.

    Her second argument about the bullying isn't much better, especially how popular Messiah seems to be as a name - at least according to the article..
    Pretty clearly... how? The Establishment Clause says that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."

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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I think it is a wonderful judge. Children should have appropriate names and not names that would lead to a life or ridicule and harassment.

    I had a prof in college who's name was Harold (aka Harry) Butts. Girl in my class in 4th grade was named Donna Screws. Coached a couple of sisters in youth soccer named Natalie and Lisa Pigg.

    George Foreman named all 5 of his sons George ( jr, III, IV, V, and VI) and one daughter Georgetta and the other Freda George.

    Unusual baby names of 2012 | BabyCenter

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    Excel, California, Shoog, Yoga

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    Burger, Espn, Jedi and there were even a couple of poor slobs who's idiot parents named them "Popeye"
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    This judge has a lot of renaming to do.

    Did he change the kids name because he thought he was the only Messiah?
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    This judge has a lot of renaming to do.

    Did he change the kids name because he thought he was the only Messiah?
    There was a kid on my oldest son's club soccer team who's name was "Christian".
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I had a prof in college who's name was Harold (aka Harry) Butts. Girl in my class in 4th grade was named Donna Screws. Coached a couple of sisters in youth soccer named Natalie and Lisa Pigg.

    George Foreman named all 5 of his sons George ( jr, III, IV, V, and VI) and one daughter Georgetta and the other Freda George.

    Unusual baby names of 2012 | BabyCenter

    girls:

    Excel, California, Shoog, Yoga

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    Burger, Espn, Jedi and there were even a couple of poor slobs who's idiot parents named them "Popeye"
    No problem with Burger. Seems like a good derivative of Chuck or Porterhouse.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    The kid is apparently not alone

    From the article in the OP


    Messiah was No. 4 among the fastest-rising baby names in 2012, according to the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names.


    Considering that it would seem the bullying thing is probably overblown
    Which goes to my original point about Americans often naming their children after a sitting President they admire.
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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    At the very least she is way overstepping her bounds. Insane, no. Arrogant yes. Stupid yes. Retarded probably.
    with regards to her job, position, legal responsibility and awareness of her legal guidelines and authority i find her to be insane
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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    with regards to her job, position, legal responsibility and awareness of her legal guidelines and authority i find her to be insane
    Of the bat**** variety or the coo coo variety? Or has she found a new and more interesting variety of insane?
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