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

    A boy named Messiah....

    Messiah names - Messiah baby names

    The judge coulda shoulda picked a name that meant the same as Messiah...such as Emmanuel or Shiloh. Shiloh is nice.

    But really, chosing a name should be out of the governments jurisdiction unless it's obscene or cause potential physical and mental harm to the child...such as "hitler" or "nazi" or "holocaust" etc. I just don't think Messiah is in that catagory.


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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
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    Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'
    I thought many Americans named their kids after sitting Presidents they like all the time - what's the big deal?
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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Until very recently here in Spain there was a list of approved names and a child could only be registered using names from that list. The list no longer exists, but a notary (registrar) can still refuse to register 'inappropriate' names.
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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Every person should be allowed to legally change their name at age 18 without cost. Some of the names kids get stuck with by their parents...

    The judge is a marooon. She should legally change her name to Dumbass.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Messiah is a terrible choice for a given name anyway.
    Right! People would call him... "Mess".

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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    if this is true, based on the info i read this judge is mentally insane and retarded
    At the very least she is way overstepping her bounds. Insane, no. Arrogant yes. Stupid yes. Retarded probably.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    A boy named Messiah....

    Messiah names - Messiah baby names

    The judge coulda shoulda picked a name that meant the same as Messiah...such as Emmanuel or Shiloh. Shiloh is nice.

    But really, chosing a name should be out of the governments jurisdiction unless it's obscene or cause potential physical and mental harm to the child...such as "hitler" or "nazi" or "holocaust" etc. I just don't think Messiah is in that catagory.


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    Government shouldn't be in the business of choosing any names regardless of what moronic name a parent chooses. Even if they choose a name like Hitler, Nazi, Ayatollah, or just plain old Dumbass. Its none of the governments business. If the child don't like their name they can change it when they reach majority status.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo 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.
    Totally not her place to decide that for other people. In the United States, the civil courts don't have power to hear issues of religious law. This isn't Iran. If she wants to tell people who the messiah is or isn't, she should leave the bench and start a congregation somewhere down South.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Why are we looking at it wrong, the judge had the chance to change the name to protect the child and he did. For all I care they call it James Messiah Johnson. That would allow the child to leave out the Messiah part if he introduces himself.
    Its none of the judges business and further was not contested by either parent. Its the parents purogative to name the child whatever they please however dumb or offensive or debilitating it is.
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