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  • So you thought you had a bad name?

    http://www.11alive.com/news/watercoo...4762&catid=186

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- The father of 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell, denied a birthday cake with the child's full name on it by one New Jersey supermarket, is asking for a little tolerance. Heath Campbell and his wife, Deborah, are upset not only with the decision made by the Greenwich ShopRite, but with an outpouring of angry Internet postings in response to a local newspaper article over the weekend on their flare-up over frosting.

    "I think people need to take their heads out of the cloud they've been in and start focusing on the future and not on the past," Heath Campbell said Tuesday in an interview conducted in Easton, on the other side of the Delaware River from where the family lives in Hunterdon County, N.J.

    "There's a new president and he says it's time for a change; well, then it's time for a change," the 35-year-old continued. "They need to accept a name. A name's a name. The kid isn't going to grow up and do what (Hitler) did."
    Deborah Campbell, 25, said she phoned in her order last week to the ShopRite. When she told the bakery department she wanted her son's name spelled out, she was told to talk to a supervisor, who denied the request.
    Karen Meleta, a spokeswoman for ShopRite, said the Campbells had similar requests denied at the same store the last two years and said Heath Campbell previously had asked for a swastika to be included in the decoration.
    "We reserve the right not to print anything on the cake that we deem to be inappropriate," Meleta said. "We considered this inappropriate."

    The Campbells ultimately got their cake decorated at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania, Deborah Campbell said. About 12 people attended the birthday party on Sunday, including several children who were of mixed race, according to Heath Campbell.
    "If we're so racist, then why would I have them come into my home?" he asked.
    The Campbells' other two children also have unusual names: JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell turns 2 in a few months and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell will be 1 in April.

    Heath Campbell said he named his son after Adolf Hitler because he liked the name and because "no one else in the world would have that name." He sounded surprised by all the controversy the dispute had generated.
    Campbell said his ancestors are German and that he has lived his entire life in Hunterdon County. On Tuesday he wore a pair of black boots he said were worn by a German soldier during World War II.
    He said he was raised not to avoid people of other races but not to mix with them socially or romantically. But he said he would try to raise his children differently.
    "Say he grows up and hangs out with black people. That's fine, I don't really care," he said. "That's his choice."

  • #2
    I think the best part of the whole article is the last line.
    I don't know why..
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    • #3
      I just see it as 'people are people' and what's really in a name? So if a bunch of idiots can't get over a name, what else can they not get over? I can't really say if the situation is right or wrong, besides, people give their children much worse names.

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      • #4
        Some of Hitler's relatives live in NYC area...Long Island as I recall...but have changed their name. Anything associated with that name brings issues. I have a friend who deals in antiques...including WW2 artifacts and Japanese & Nazi stuff. He often gets verbally 'attacked' or forbidden to display/sell his collection, which I think is very ignorant. Much better that history be preserved to quell those who might say certain things 'never really happened'. The same issue holds for slavery era antiques etc or artifacts where Irish or Chinese were 'abused'.

        Naming your kid after anyone so despised, be it Hitler, Himmler, Judas, or Benedict Arnold would be ill advised.
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        • #5
          I personally think it can't get much worse than naming someone after someone responsible for killing over 6 million people and trying to wipe out a whole race of people.
          The father clearly did it for his own attention. I am sure the kid won't like the attention he gets from it as he gets older. The kid will suffer all the consequences not the dad.

          Sure people need to be more tolerant of others but there is no reason for that idiocy.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Doppelgänger View Post
            I just see it as 'people are people' and what's really in a name? So if a bunch of idiots can't get over a name, what else can they not get over? I can't really say if the situation is right or wrong, besides, people give their children much worse names.

            It's stupid and it's trying to prove a point at the expense of your child. This kid could get passed over and shunned for the rest of his life because his parents wanted to make a statement. I do believe a name is just word but you have to think or your child's best interests.

            And those people that name their kids all kids of retarded things are doing the same... hindering their child. I'm sorry but I am not going to hire Bonifatasha or Quitonshillana to run my company.

            It's much easier to make the statement by just living a good, accepting life.
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            • #7
              He should have named him Adolf Schicklgruber since that was his real name.
              Last edited by jester911; 12-17-2008, 12:53 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by JennB View Post

                And those people that name their kids all kids of retarded things are doing the same... hindering their child. I'm sorry but I am not going to hire Bonifatasha or Quitonshillana to run my company.
                I might hire Va-Gina or Fallopia to clean my pipes though. :lol:



                Okay...I apologize for that.
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                • #9
                  Giving your child a name like that is just going to make their life hell in the future.

                  But I like his sister's name.. JoyceLynn Aryan Nation!
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                  • #10
                    Yeeeeeah, that whole Aryan Nation as a middle name and you want me to believe it's not for a political reason or statement? Bull****. I feel really bad for the kid. I mean, this is a child who will, in the future, be envious of someone lucky enough to be named Clarence.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jester911 View Post
                      I personally think it can't get much worse than naming someone after someone responsible for killing over 6 million people and trying to wipe out a whole race of people.
                      The father clearly did it for his own attention. I am sure the kid won't like the attention he gets from it as he gets older. The kid will suffer all the consequences not the dad.

                      Sure people need to be more tolerant of others but there is no reason for that idiocy.
                      but yet some people praise someone(thing or whatever you call him) who wiped out the whole earths population except for a handful of people.
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                      • #12
                        Was that a not-so-subtle attempt to equate God with Hitler? 'cause that's what it sounded like.
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                        • #13
                          That is what it sounded like to me as well. Just whom are we praising here that wiped out the earths population?
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                          • #14
                            and my wife thought naming our boy John Coltrane lind was bad, this name takes the cake.


                            sorry I couldn't resist
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                            • #15
                              Lmfao

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