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

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    Harmless? Look at what happened to the last guy named that.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Some of you people are nuts.

    The point about the name being stupid is valid.


    Just think... If a man named Thomas Dick had a child and gave him a First name of Suck and a middle name of My.... some of you idiots would think that is a-okay as well.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Some of you people are nuts.

    The point about the name being stupid is valid.


    Just think... If a man named Thomas Dick had a child and gave him a First name of Suck and a middle name of My.... some of you idiots would think that is a-okay as well.
    What specific law is being broken by naming their kid "messiah"? There are LOTS of names I don't like that parents give, should we all have them legislated at the bench now? What about religion? I happen to think that is horrible for a child, guess my thoughts trump your rights correct? No, they don't and neither should this.

    The fact YOU think it is stupid is in no way an approval to have a Judge name your child.

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

    Damn, just Damn! I was rather hoping to introduce my graddaughter to the kid some day.

    I was thinking Great Deceiver and Messiah might hit it off.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    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.
    Irrespective of the issues in this case, I don't believe that parents have a purogative to name a child as you claim. I don't believe any jurisdiction would allow you to name your child f***er, or n***er, or aintnowhiteasshonky, or some others that come to mind. I consider some names that parents chose to be a subtle and sometimes not so subtle form of child abuse.

    Children have civil rights and just as the government/courts can step in if you're not educating your child they can step in for other child protection reasons if the parents aren't protecting and raising their child properly.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Children have civil rights and just as the government/courts can step in if you're not educating your child they can step in for other child protection reasons if the parents aren't protecting and raising their child properly.
    So do we then produce a list of names we can't name a child? Who maintains or decides what is on that list. And who's moral standpoint do we use?

    I agree that the names you listed are inappropriate, but "messiah" hardly falls under that list. I happen to think Naming kids after cars or seasons is stupid as well, should my thought trump a parents rights?

    Are we now going to exclude people naming their children Mohammad or Jesus?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    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.
    So it is the parents right to torture their kid? I am sorry, some might call it activist judging, I call it common sense judging.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    So it is the parents right to torture their kid? I am sorry, some might call it activist judging, I call it common sense judging.
    Torturing? So is naming a kid "Dick" or "Richard (nickname Dick) torture too? Gimme a break.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Irrespective of the issues in this case, I don't believe that parents have a purogative to name a child as you claim. I don't believe any jurisdiction would allow you to name your child f***er, or n***er, or aintnowhiteasshonky, or some others that come to mind. I consider some names that parents chose to be a subtle and sometimes not so subtle form of child abuse.

    Children have civil rights and just as the government/courts can step in if you're not educating your child they can step in for other child protection reasons if the parents aren't protecting and raising their child properly.
    I agre with this. A parent has a responsibility for their child to care for it and look after its well-being. If a judge considers that someone isn't doing that then they have the responsibility to intervene. This is a question of the dereliction of parental duty, not the abuse of parental rights.

    Personally, I can't see much of a problem with Messiah, but it isn't my call. Saying Jesus is an okay name, but Messiah isn't seems a little arbitrary. It's like those people who get upset at other's using 'God!' or 'Jesus H. Christ!' as exclamations and yet will use the word 'Lord!' instead. It lacks rational consistency.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Torturing? So is naming a kid "Dick" or "Richard (nickname Dick) torture too? Gimme a break.
    Not to mention all those Chinese naming their kid "Hung".

    Just imagine how disappointed those kids will end up being when they grow up.
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