Judge Orders Mom to Change Baby’s Name from Messiah to Martin

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NEWPORT, Tenn. (KTLA) — A Tennessee mother has appealed a judge’s decision to change her 7-month-old baby’s name from Messiah to Martin.

The trouble started when Jaleesa Martin and the baby’s father could not agree on a last name, so they took the dispute to court.

However, Child Support Judge Lu Ann Ballew decided Thursday the child’s first name, Messiah, needed to be changed.

“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,” the judge told WBIR-TV, a local channel.

 

Read more: http://ktla.com/2013/08/12/judge-orders-mom-to-change-babys-name-from-messiah-to-martin/

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