Child Can't Be Named 'Messiah'
||Mon, 08-12-2013 - 11:13am
A Tennessee judge has ordered a baby boy’s name to be changed from “Messiah” after deciding it is a title that has “only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ.”
NBC station WBIR reported that the parents of the 7-month-old went to a child support hearing in Cocke County Chancery Court because they could not agree on his surname.
“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,” Ballew said, according to WBIR-TV.
Interesting! It makes me wonder if this will set some kind of precident though. Where will lines be drawn and what will be considered an acceptable or unacceptable name? What do you think of the ruling?