Last edited by PatInTheHat; September 24th, 2013 at 09:04 AM. Reason: Overcast, almost forgot me rubbers
Kinda related and on a lighter note.........
Dweezil Zappa may have one of the original crazy celebrity baby names, but when he was born in 1969, the hospital refused to issue a birth certificate in that name. Rather than fight bureaucracy, his parents – rocker Frank Zappa and wife Gail — named him Ian Donald Calvin Euclid and nicknamed him Dweezil. When little Dweezil was five, he learned the history of his highly unusual name and later insisted on changing it legally.
You could just respond to my post, which essentially merely is 'Do you really believe parents have a right to choose ANY name, however crazy it is?' It wasn't meant to tell you you can't think or say whatever you like. I'm sorry if it came across like that. It's already hard to pick up a tone on the internet, let alone when the person sending it has a different native language.
I think of Messiah as a title or descriptive term rather than a name. I've given some of my dogs names like King, Duke, Princess, Dumbbutt And these might be cute nicknames for future adults but hopefully, if I actually try to name a kid Emperor or Savior, someone will stop me.
Thanks, Angelo! I appreciate the comment back...
I think that a parent should be able to name their child whatever they like as long as it's not vulgar or offensive when it comes to language & context. I think it was sweet and an honor to her spirituality that she named her child Messiah.... however, if she had tried to name him Sh**head or Dou**bag then YES.... that's a fair place to draw the line. But let's face it, any parent who wants to name their kids a vulgar curse word shouldn't be parents to begin with. Unfortunately, there's no law against having kids... even if the person donating the sperm or carrying the baby around for 9 months is a complete a**hole.
when it comes to freedom of speech in the United States, it's sort of an 'all in' or 'all out' situation. If some whack-job wants to name their kid Satan or His All Holy Darkness for instance, and the courts told him no then he'd lawyer-up and state his case as, "Well, some person named their kid Messiah... and Madonna... and Jesus Christ but i can't name my kid after the deity that i worship?" Here in New Jersey, we had some idiots name their kids Hitler and Eva Braun. Seriously???!
I don't think the name made him a brat, but he was one. Acting like he was a King, and his class mates were his subjects. Is it surprising a kid named King David would act that way? Not really, because parents that would name their child that would probably raise him that way.
Little side bar.....kids got fed up with being bullied by him and eventually turned the tables....starting throwing a stick and saying "fetch King". When they all moved up to MS, he decided to drop his first name and just go by David.
I worked with a guy whose name was Blue Sky. Everyone loved his name and he was quite proud of it.