After disagreeing with the biological father (they were seperated) about which last name her newborn son would adopt a Tennessee woman proceeded to plead her case to a child support magistrate. The magistrate took note of the child's intended first name (Messiah) and informed the mother that she would not authorize the child adopting this particular name because there was only one person who should rightfully be bestowed with that name - Jesus Christ.

The woman has contacted legal counsel and plans on fighting the magistrate's decision.

 http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-baby-messiah-...

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Comment by Ed on August 14, 2013 at 1:09pm

Forgot to add that the magistrate went ahead and gave the child another name because the mother refused to change the child's originally intended name.

Comment by H3xx on August 14, 2013 at 6:01pm

This is BS. I think it would be cool to have a friend with the name Messiah. I would refer to them as The Messiah, and say things like I'm having coffee with The Messiah Martin. It would confuse the hell out of my religious friends. After all, it's just a name. I'd be just as happy with a friend named Dogshit. Dogshit might actually be more fun than Messiah.

Comment by Strega on August 14, 2013 at 6:34pm

Dear me, what a waste of effort!  She can get the babies name changed legally whenever she wants to, what is it with the urge to "take legal action"?

I think she missed a golden opportunity to ask what the magistrates full name was, and insist on naming the baby exactly that, irrespective of gender.  After all, she can at any stage, go quietly to wherever it is that you get names changed in the USA, and change the name to whatever she likes.

Comment by Unseen on August 14, 2013 at 9:27pm

The legal eagles interviewed on CNN all agreed that the judge's ruling was unconstitutional and will be reversed on appeal. Also, Messiah is one of the most popular new names over the last few years. Plus, the lawyers pointed out, what about names like Jesus, popular among Hispanics.

Comment by Strega on August 14, 2013 at 9:38pm

Who actually pays for all this litigation?

Comment by Unseen on August 14, 2013 at 9:50pm

This one could be paid for by the ACLU. If not, these cases that make it to the news can usually generate donations, especially if they are this outrageous.

Comment by Strega on August 14, 2013 at 10:53pm

American Civil Liberties Union.  Yes it's pretty idiotic.  Do you think the magistrate/judge will come out of this wreathed in glory or tarnished with time-wasting?

Comment by Ed on August 15, 2013 at 2:46pm

@ Strega

In Tennessee the majority of the local yocals will probably say the magistrate is a good 'god-fearing' person. I wonder what the bimbo's response would be to a request for Jehovah or Allah?

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