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Judge Bans Baby Name Messiah

Judge Orders Mom to Change Baby's Name

Think you have the right to choose your baby’s name? Not always, according to a Tennessee judge. Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered a mom to change her son’s name from Messiah to Martin, saying the religious name was reserved for Jesus Christ. Ballew explained that naming a boy Messiah “could put him at odds with a lot of people,” especially in Cocke County, which has a large Christian population. The boy’s mom plans to appeal the decision.

Source: WBIR-TV
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