First, I think the father's an ass ... but I will defend his right to name his kid what he wants
FOXNews.com - Young 'Adolf Hitler' and Two Sisters Removed From Home: "Speaking generally, Bernyk said the state's 'decision to remove a child is based on the safety and well being of the child and the risk to that child, and that decision is made in conjunction with the courts and the county family court judge.'
The Campbells made national news last month when a ShopRite supermarket refused to sell them a birthday cake with Adolf Hitler's name on it. The story generated a slew of angry Internet chatter.
Forensic psychologist N.G. Berrill said naming a boy Hitler could be considered child abuse.
"Part of it is the infantile nature of the parents’ behavior," Berrill said. "You can name your dog something weird, but they think they’re making some kind of bold statement with the children, not appreciating that the children will have separate lives and will be looked at in a negative light until they’re able to change their name. It is abuse."
Last year, a New Zealand court removed a 9-year-old girl from her parents in order to change her birth name: Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. In that country, officials do not deem a name abusive unless it causes serious bullying."
Look - we may not like the names or why he picked them -- but there is nothing in the constitution that prevents a person from naming their kids anything they want.
We have people changing their names to wacky stuff all the time .... one wanted to change his name to a some number but he was turned down for no other reason than the state's computers wouldn't recognize a name that started with a numberal ... so he spelled out the number and he was fine.
We may not agree with the family's politics, or their views of the world, but we can not start limiting their freedoms because we don't like it --- what would be next?
We start procacuting people for driving SUVs, or smoking, or .... wait they already do that. Oh I know, we will start taking people's land/homes because some development can pay more taxes .... oh wait they do that now too.
Hmmm ... we really are losing our personal freedoms aren't we?
I'm sorry - I don't think its abuse to name your kid Adolf Hilter anymore that it is to name them Twanda Lequisha or Byron or Jesus or naming a boy Tracy or Marion -- its not our choice ... if that's the case then they have to start publishing names which are forbidden.
I do feel sorry for the kid -- but it is hardly 'abuse' ... how about we blame the bullies for their actions nstead.
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