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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    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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    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.
    A grown up "Messiah DeShawn Martin" could be known as "M. DeShawn Martin" and introduce himself as "DeShawn"

    Sort of like "J. Edgar Hooover" going around and introducing himself as "Edgar"
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    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.
    Well, it's said that opposites do attract.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    I'm honestly wondering if this magistrate isn't an elected official, and this is one of those low laying judicial positions where no actual legal knowledge is required

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yes, yes it is:

    Yeshua (name) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Seriously, this isn't something I made up. "Jesus" as a name is only about 400-500 years old and was created to differentiate "Jesus" from other Yeshuas in the bible.
    Even *if* it is, it is also completely and totally 100% irrelevant to the topic.



    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    I'm curious what the two parents put into the motion to have the judge decide on the last name. If they were too vague, they could have given the judge the ability to "decide on the name" of the child.
    I suspect the parents are unmarried and it was a simple dispute that he wanted his name and she wanted her name.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Quite right, the government should have the duty and the right to protect it from parents who do not have the decency to give the child a name that does not make it bullied and ridiculed.

    Messiah is not an suitable name for a child.
    Nonsense. As it is the kid's exposed to being called Marty Farty. Messiah is fine, call him Mess for short. Judge should be disciplined.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    You live in the Netherlands I see. This means you have NO concept of self sovereignty. If you did you would be saying the same thing the Americans are mostly saying, the judge is full of crap.
    I have both concept of self sovereignty but also live in a country that has sovereignty but also respects the rights of the child.

    This judge showed a good heart and decided with compassion for the child, and let's not kid ourselves that child would have been tormented by bullies in his childhood.

    The reason the judge gave is stupid but the results is fine IMHO. And this judge did not go and change his name out of the blue, the parents had started this court case because of issues with the name giving and that gave the judge the opening she needed to protect the child by changing the child's name. Also, the mother says she will appeal so we will have to wait and see if the ruling stands. I hope it will because Messiah is a poor excuse for a name.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Maybe, but if he was Latino his name might be 'Jesus'. Do we want a judge to say it can't be?
    Actually, Jesus is a name. Whereas, Messiah is a title. You would be surprised to know how many people actually think Jesus's last name is Christ. LOL! Christ is a title too.

    I also agree that this is a terrible name to put on a child who has no say in the matter. It will lead to a life of ridicule that he did nothing to deserve.

    But, that being said, it is not my place, your place, our place or the courts place to interfere with the wishes of a parent as to what they want to name their child. To me, this is a blatant violation allowing a judges religious convictions to determine the name of someone else's child.

    But it's Alabama. It really doesn't surprise me.

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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'
    What of the many hispanics named Jesus? This judge needs to read the 1st amendment very carefully after her immediate retirement/resignation.
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    Re: Tennessee Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Why not? What's wrong with Messiah? Plenty of Spanish men are called Jesus. Plenty of Italians are called Santo (meaning Saint). Plenty of Spanish women are called Immaculada Concepcion (Immacualte Conception). Heck, plenty of Spanish women are called Mercedes, like the car. I don't see what the probem is with Messiah as a boy's name.
    Jesus is a name that is acceptable in the Latino community and is a name that as you say is given to plenty of Latino men.

    And I would think a child named Messiah will be bullied and will have issues his whole life if he had been named Messiah.
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