Really I'm not.
Okay now let's get on with the post.
There is a couple in America who named two of their children Adolf Hitler Campbell and JoyceLynn Aryan Nation. Yes they named their kids Adolf Hitler and Aryan Nation. It's not the smartest of moves sure, but they have had their kids taken away from them. More than likely because of the names. I'm going by a Fox News story here, so you'll have to forgive me if I'm entirely wrong, I don't like Fox News or anything they stand for, and they get it wrong (or just bend the truth) a lot themselves.
It seems that some time last year there was apparently cause to suspect abuse or neglect, which would be a good reason to take their kids away. After this happened they picketed the child support offices, and an appeals judge has supposedly told them that there was no evidence of neglect, and that it was all because of the names, so now the parents are pissed off that their kids have been taken from them, and it really is just because they named them how they did. A judge will decide by December whether or not the kids come home.
This all started when they went to get lil' Adolf a birthday cake, and the person at the cake shop refused to write the kids name on the cake, and then reported them to child services.
"It's not like he's growing up to be a killer or nothing like that," Deborah Campbell said.
"I went to just to get a cake... it was a circus of racism," Heath Campbell added.
At the time both parents acknowledge the hate behind their children's names. But say that was not their intention.
"This is America, they say it's free, you have the right to name your child whatever you want to name your child, no matter what," Heath Campbell said
That's directly from the article itself, which you can find at http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/26/baby-hitler-parents-lose-custody-kids-even-though-judge-says-no-abuse/
Okay now on to some thoughts. Fair enough, it was quite a silly thing to name your kids, but does that really count as abuse? I mean, think of some of the absolutely moronic things celebrities have named their kids. Can we not take them away? I would rather be called Adolf Hitler than some of those crazy things.
I also can't help but feel this might be a slightly racial (and possibly semantic) issue. I wonder if there would be such a problem if a black couple named their kids Black Pride. Or if a homosexual named their child (yes it's possible) Rainbow Sparkle. I just think that you should be allowed to name your children whatever the hell you want, if they really don't like it they can just change it when they're older. Or even when they're younger. If they truly feel it was a mistake to name the children like this, then say to the parents "Look, we'll give you them back, if you change their names. Deal?". Don't be breaking up a possibly loving family.
I'm out before I come across as more of a monster than I feel I have.
One last point of total whorism, you might have noticed a google search bar to your right. Please feel free to use it, I'm told the search results open up in this window right here. I'm also sorry for how bad it looks, I might play around with it more but it seems that was the only place I could put it without making the place look even worse.