Some people just name their kids really stupid things that can haunt them for lives.
But when someone in Tennessee named their kid “Messiah,” that was too much for a judge. “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,” she said.
Good thing that judge wasn’t around in 1958 when Madonna’s parents were deciding on a name.
So the judge, over the parent’s objection, changed the child’s name, like a magical fairy.
I mean, while I certainly don’t want parents naming their kids “Hitler” or “Asshole,” I also don’t like the idea of the government coming in and deciding for the parents what the child’s name should be.
And it’s especially true here, where the reason for the name change was religion. That judge just didn’t want her personal religion made fun of, apparently.
Hey, wait, wasn’t there a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting this sort of thing? Like, the very first one?