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post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by coaster View Post
Well, no, as offended as I am by the name, I don't think it would be right to force them to change it. Naming their child that name is a form of freedom of expression, a right guaranteed by the U. S. Constitution. In order to preserve our own rights, sometimes we have to endure something else we consider abhorent, abominable, and assinine (sorry, only other a-word comes to mind) Just the child himself and just the name itself are no threat to society, so I don't see any need to pass a law against it, either.
Ok, I'm just throwing this out here...

What if people are offended by the name and want it changed? If he goes to a public school and there are enough people who are offended by it, can they legally be made to get it changed? Every thing else seems to get sensored (ie religion) so if enough people get together could they pressure the family to change his name? I'm honestly asking.
post #32 of 48
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Oh, so your name is Bianca and not Breal?

I once worked with a Bianca and she was 100% Italian and, of course, there is always the Bianca that was once married to Mick Jagger.

Yes. I am the Real Bianca..Breal. Get it? lol. I am not italian, but Cuban. I was named after my grandmother who's name was Blanca. I am glad that's not my name. Cause I probably would change it.
post #33 of 48
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That being said, I remember reading once that we are not bound to retain our first names, only our surnames count. We can change our first names at any time. Can anyone verify this?
Well, you can call yourself anything you want, but your legal name is the name on your birth certificate, and unless you've had it legally changed in the appropriate court of law, using it and signing it any other way on any legal documents would make those documents non-binding due to material misrepresentation.
post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
What if people are offended by the name and want it changed? If he goes to a public school and there are enough people who are offended by it, can they legally be made to get it changed? Every thing else seems to get sensored (ie religion) so if enough people get together could they pressure the family to change his name? I'm honestly asking.
Not legally under present law. But you're asking two questions: can they be legally required to change it? No. Can the school refuse to take the child? Yes. (Under being a disruptive influence.) Could the community get together to try to pressure them into changing it? Yes. Would they have to do what the community demanded? No. What would be the end result? They'd have to home-school the kid.
post #35 of 48
To answer the question posed by the thread title: No. I wouldn't ever do that to a child.

Now, don't get me started on the "bad baby name" issue. I have family that have named children unwisely, but not as bad as this.
post #36 of 48
Ha ha .... now I'm curious.
post #37 of 48
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Ha ha .... now I'm curious.
I'll give you the best example: Scarlett Ann Gray. She's named after The Ohio State University's colors. Now, I've had people tell me it's cute, but I think it goes over the line. What if she grows up and has zero interest in football? It's also a name that she's going to have to explain.

I just think they should have named her Scarlett Ann and moved on with it.
post #38 of 48
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I'll give you the best example: Scarlett Ann Gray. She's named after The Ohio State University's colors. Now, I've had people tell me it's cute, but I think it goes over the line. What if she grows up and has zero interest in football? It's also a name that she's going to have to explain.

I just think they should have named her Scarlett Ann and moved on with it.
My niece is named Stormy Dawn Cloud. Her mother's name? Misty Dawn Cloud (she married into that surname, btw).

I'm SO thankful my mom went with Jade instead of Stormy.
post #39 of 48
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I just think they should have named her Scarlett Ann and moved on with it.
eh -- only OSU fans would catch that. Multiple middle names in the US are so uncommon that she could just use Scarlett Ann and never use the Gray and nobody would think it an unusual name.
post #40 of 48
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eh -- only OSU fans would catch that. Multiple middle names in the US are so uncommon that she could just use Scarlett Ann and never use the Gray and nobody would think it an unusual name.
We live in Ohio, so OSU fans abound.

I'm just not a huge fan of it. I think her Mom caved in to my ex-BIL. However, Scarlett is a nice name. She can just go by that as an adult.
post #41 of 48
Oh, at work we have a list of weird names that people talked to. I think the best one is Galaxy Starship (think the last name was Smith or Jones...something ordinary). She also had a brother named Comet! I'm not making this up! I personally talked to a woman named Vengence. I'm sorry, but how many guys would actually date a "Vengence"? I would be scared.

Oh, I also talked to Billy Willy. And yep he had the accent to match. But he was the sweetest, and probably most intelligent man I talked to that day.
post #42 of 48
Thread Starter 
I knew a man called Chris Kringle. My husband went to school with a woman named Penny Nickledime.

But there are names that people will be teased over, then there are names where people will fight over.
post #43 of 48
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. I'm sorry, but how many guys would actually date a "Vengence"?.
How many today would date a woman named "Prudence?" Or "Chastity?" And yet, they were at one time if not popular, at least not uncommon names. And Prudence figures in one Beatles song.
post #44 of 48
There was a little girl in my church named Mary Christmas.
There was a boy at my school named Hiawatha Smith.
My nephew's x-girlfriend worked with another girl named Lasagna
[how many people do YOU know named after a pasta dish? ]

And then, of course, there is the very socially prominent Hogg family of Texas who infamously named his two daughters Ima and Yura!
post #45 of 48
Oh my. Looky who has at least temporarily lost custody of their children.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warr...r_his_sis.html

One wonders what was going on in that home.
post #46 of 48
The thing that worries me is the statement from the police that no reports of abuse or neglect were filed. If these children were removed from that home on the sole basis of their names, what is this world coming to???

Yes, they are horrible for giving their children those names, but if the kids are fed, loved, and taken care of, why remove them? Un-PC naming practices does not make an abuse case.
post #47 of 48
The cops actually said there was "no outward signs" of abuse or neglect. So it wasn't ruled out, just not noticeable on the surface. Which is probably not abnormal, I'd think?

http://law.justia.com/newjersey/codes/3382/340a.html

Excessive use of profanity is among the abuses listed, that's a good possibility IMO, considering the neo-Nazi connection.
post #48 of 48
I just have to add that my brother who is in his 30s has given his child the middle name Freddy after Freddy Krueger... Thankfully I have had no contact with my brother since 2003, he is not a nice man so I am not surprised he's given his kid this name. (His last dog was called Krueger.) So he now has 2 sons... poor things .
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