"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Fortunately there is no law against the rights of parents to name their children. We must respect the believes and ideas of people even if they are against our beliefs and ideals. The parents of this child Adolph must feel proud of what they did, they are in their own right to do so.
I see nothing wrong to name their son Hitler or Jesus or Machu Picchu, such is their right. If you feel offended by such choosing of names by others, I think that the idiot its you.
Given that everybody I've ever met or am likely to meet in the future sees the name as synonymous with some of the most horrific atrocities of modern times, I'd say naming your kid Adolph Hitler is pretty idiotic. As for the name itself - IMO 'Adolph' is a pretty goofy sounding name. I don't know that I'd go so far as to call it an idiotic name though.By the way, there is nothing idiotic in the name Adolph Hitler, that name is famous only.
We better stop doing what is wrong, accept that people have rights to choose the names they want for them or their children.
Yes, and Theodore is even more goofy sounding regardless of that a US president carried such a name. I guess that for the parents of the child of this news it should be offensive to name him Joshua...who knows...Given that everybody I've ever met or am likely to meet in the future sees the name as synonymous with some of the most horrific atrocities of modern times, I'd say naming your kid Adolph Hitler is pretty idiotic. As for the name itself - IMO 'Adolph' is a pretty goofy sounding name. I don't know that I'd go so far as to call it an idiotic name though.
That kid had better start growing out that Charlie Chaplin moustache if he is to live up to his namesake.
There's no source in the OP...
EDIT: **** my life... it's real. What a shame.
Last edited by First Thought; 12-17-08 at 04:49 PM.
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi