Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
Wouldn't a rose by any other name smell as sweet?
IMHO, it's pretty sad that "we" (society) will/have been/are/might judge this child based solely on his name.
Well, after reading the article, I don't know that it will just be by the kid's name. People are also going to meet the parents, and when daddy is striding around in black SS boots from WWII, it doesn't add favorably to the outlook this poor kid is gonna get.
And, IMHO, I think the "society judging the child based solely on his name" is putting on blinders. I mean face it.....how many of us as kids had kids picking on us by turning "normal" names into something to tease you with? Some I can remember are "Moore the wh*re", "Smelly Kelly", "No-brain Jane" "Picketts has rickets", ad nauseum. Besides, I fail to see anyone slamming the kid, only the idiot parents whose cleverness I personally fail to see.
I see it as a form of child abuse. Not as obvious as bruises, but the pain this kid is going to suffer is going to be equally as bad. They, as (and I use the term loosely) adults knew EXACTLY what type of reaction they'd get - especially when they used both the first and last name of that monster in the child's name. Adoph as a middle name? Odd, but I don't think it would be any problem. Adolph Hitler? Totally different story. And as for "Aryan Nation", heaven help her as well.
Heck, if this is acceptible, why not just name kids A**hole, **** Weed, Dumb Sh*t,.....well, you get my drift. Sometimes a name is more than just a name. And, if the parents think the names are so great, why didn't they just legally change theirs and leave their kids in peace?