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Old 12-17-2008, 06:47 PM   #16
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Re: a boy named 'Adolf Hitler'

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Originally Posted by Jaxon View Post
No, it isn't just a name. Calling your kid Adolf Hitler is like calling your kid "Evil Bastard". Everyone knows what the name means, everyone knows the connotations it holds, and all the connotations it holds are negative. It is no-longer "just a name". The man is considered the single most evil man of the 20th Century by just about everyone, and if not the most evil, definitely one of the greatest practitioners of genocide in living memory. If you dismiss Adolf Hitler as "just a name", I don't think you quite grasp what that name means for a lot of people, and a lot of people who've suffered because of the things he did.
You have a good point. Still, I don't think anyone's name should connote evil if they didn't make it up for themselves. There's nothing wrong with the name Adolf Hitler. If we're talking about German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, then I agree, pure evil. But 3-year-old American Adolf Hitler hasn't done anything. He should be treated according to his character, not his name. Besides, doesn't the government have the power to ban certain names? If the government thinks it's okay, I don't see any reason why ShopRite shouldn't.
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