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  1. Camille
    August 29, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    I agree that is a rather inappropriate name that will offend a lot of people that he meets. So I don’t think he should be named that, but maybe the judge could have given the parents a certain amount of time to think of a different name for their child themselves. Maybe they would have picked Josiah or something else that sounds similar, so that they could be happy with it and/or their child wouldn’t have to relearn a totally different sounding name.

  2. Pepper Tan
    August 13, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    Obviously, the mom wasn’t thinking clearly when she gave her kid that name. What’s her excuse, anyway? Ignorance? That simply doesn’t cut it.

  3. rhonda
    August 13, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    I saw this in the news, and I don’t quite know what to think. It’s really interesting, and that’s about all I can say on this topic.

    LIke you, I sort of wonder why they chose that. For shock factor? For uniqueness? I just wonder why people do the things they do, but I suppose it’s meant to be a mystery to me (lol).

  4. Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families
    August 13, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    I am a bit shocked that the judge did stand up for Jesus’s name but we all know that he was the real true Messiah. I just know that there is no imitation for the real Messiah and that there is only one. I am not sure if the parent violated the constitution which is what people are going to argue in the mom’s defense. Is it morally wrong, absolutely! Was it legally wrong, probably not. I can’t wait to see what the outcome of this case is.

    If a judge tossed out Messiah it makes me wonder why a judge doesn’t toss out the Jesus (Hey – Sues). Just a thought provoking similarity.

  5. Roz K. Walker
    August 13, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    I read about this on a news blog yesterday and just shook my head. It was hard to believe that she seemed oblivious to the significance of the name. Wow is all I can say…

    • User Avatar Taylor Gilmore
      August 13, 2013 @ 9:15 am

      She said she likes the way it sounds. SMH!

  6. Dominique Goh
    August 13, 2013 @ 3:58 am

    This is certainly a very interesting case. Hope that the outcome will be pleasant.

  7. Lexie Lane
    August 13, 2013 @ 3:09 am

    I think I’m pretty shocked at the Messiah name too. I’m actually shocked at the whole thing. I can’t think of what to quite say about it.

    • User Avatar Taylor Gilmore
      August 13, 2013 @ 9:12 am

      Exactly! That’s where I am.

  8. Suzi Shumaker
    August 12, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    As much as a child’s name should be the choice of the parents, I am impressed that this judge actually stood up for the title of Jesus! Wow.

    Also, it seems like a good compromise – letting the child have the father’s last name as his first.

    • User Avatar Taylor Gilmore
      August 13, 2013 @ 12:19 am

      I’m still trying to wrap my head around it as I wait to see the outcome of this one.