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Should US judges be allowed to change a baby's given name because they deem it offensive?

Tennessee judge, citing Jesus, changes baby's name from "Messiah"


Nevermind that the dumbshit's reason for changing it were based on her own personal religious beliefs, is there any instance where a US judge should change a name?

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Asked by NotPanicking at 10:46 PM on Aug. 11, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Nope, they have no right to change a child's name.

    Answer by kmath at 10:51 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • That judge needs to be slapped.

    Answer by funlovinlady at 10:56 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • I was JUST about to post this.

    The first thought that came to mind was the outcry of judicial activism that was all the rage a few years ago (and, to some extent, continues on to this day). Granted, that came from the other side of the aisle but this judge has stepped so far outside her bailiwick that it is breathtaking.

    A judge should never have the right to unilaterally change a child's name because of personal preference or religious affiliation. That way lies madness

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 11:06 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • Her name is Lu Ann Balllewww. It offends me because it is stupid.

    No there are no reasons for a judge to intervene and change a birth name. Even if the kid is named Numbnuts JR.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 11:08 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • Nope.

    Answer by m-avi at 11:25 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • I think it sets a scary precedent.

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:29 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • No. As sorry as I feel for some of the kids with off-the-wall names--and not because of my religious beliefs, just because the names are insane--I don't think judges have the right to make decisions like that.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:32 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • No.. they shouldn't be allowed to change it... as STUPID as that name is, it's their right to be stupid.

    Answer by anestheticsex at 11:35 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • That is going too far, I hope the parents will fight it.

    Answer by luvmygrandgirl at 12:14 AM on Aug. 12, 2013

  • No.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:41 AM on Aug. 12, 2013

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