A Tennessee judge recently changed a baby’s first name to Martin from Messiah, saying there is only one Messiah.
“The word messiah is a title, and it’s a title that has only been earned by one person, and that one person is Jesus Christ,” Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew said from her office, which had a ceramic figurine of Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus on her desk. A copy of the Ten Commandments hung on the wall.
Ironically, the child’s parents had gone to court over a dispute about the child’s last name — the first name was the only thing upon which they could agree.
A number of countries have rules about what are acceptable baby names. Portugal apparently has 2,000 names on its list of no-no’s.
For your reading enjoyment, here is a list of some banned names for a baby:
Benson and Hedges (twins)
Tulula Does the Hula from Hawaii
Fish and Chips (twins)
Read the full article in The Province here.