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Judge Changes 7 Month Old Baby Name From Messiah To Martin — Mother Not Happy


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A Tennessee judge has spoken an order that an infant’s name be changed. That’s rare. Born Messiah 7 months ago, the judge stated that the religious name was earned by one person and “that one person is Jesus Christ.”

The parents, who were in court to settle the baby’s last name, didn’t make it too far after Judge Lu Ann Ballew, Child Support Magistrate heard their son’s first name. Ballew said:

“It could put him at odds with a lot of people and at this point he has had no choice in what his name is.” 

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The change of name didn’t sit well with the mother, Jaleesa Martin who also has two other boys, Mason and Micah. After the judge ordered the name to be Martin DeShawn McCollough, the mother stated that she’ll appeal.

“Everybody believes what they want so I think I should be able to name my child what I want to name him, not someone else.”

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  1. Weird…. Though the name Messiah seems weird too cos it didn’t sit well with me still I think the mother has the right to name her child whichever way please her. I didn’t know there’s a law that stop one from naming one’s child how you deem fit.

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