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  •  Wait for the appeal (5+ / 0-)

    Many years ago we had a judge in NH who refused to allow a divorcing woman to resume use of her birth name, because of the supposedly severe lasting harm to her children of having a different last name from the parent who was raising them.

    She took it up on appeal, and the NH Supreme Court ruled that you can use any name you want to as long as there's no intent to defraud (which doing it legally through the courts negates anyway).

    So even aside from the First Amendment establishment clause issue, there's likely to be a slap-down of judges telling parents what they can and can't name their kids. (Are they going to also ban "Moses," "Joshua," "Prince," and any name that includes "Mohamed"?)

    I would recommend, however, that the parents use the kiddo's middle name when registering him for school.

    •  In most states, the laws re changing names (3+ / 0-)
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      bhfrik, Praxical, DamselleFly

      are pretty lax.  I would walk out out of court and change my child's name right back to it was.

      Funny story.  My f-i-l's name consists of the two letters JT.  He named his first son James T. xxxx Jr.  The nurses told him he couldn't name his kid Jr, when it wasn't JT's name.  JT, a lawyer, told them he could name his kid whatever the heck he damn well pleased.  And he did.

      I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

      by beemerr90s on Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 06:52:36 AM PDT

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