Why would parents name their kid this?

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    Some democrats around here probably would say it sure beats naming a kid George Bush
     
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    Dad is a moron. His kid is going to grow up and open a can of whupass on his old man. With any luck.
     
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    its an obvious cry for media attention, which it is getting. poor kid.

    Hi eyes aren't blue, he isn't pure:p

    It would be great if he married a jewish girl
     
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    I think it's perfectly fine. Honestly, it's just a name. It's a statement, and I'm sure the kid doesn't mind.
     
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    "Time for change". I don't think accepting the name of Adolf Hitler as proper is the change I was thinking.
     
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    The parents look like trailer trash (more like psychos), so I wouldn't expect any lawsuits from the kids parents as Jewish private schools kick his ass out -- or that just might be the plan.

    Must be great introducing all the kids to people ... JoyceLynn Aryan Nation, Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie, and little Adolph Hitler.
     
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    When I eventually have kids and I am choosing a name, criterion number 1 is
    "Will this name get my kid beaten up at school?", if so then it's off the list.
     
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    There is a generation of people from central europe that would have happily named their children that at one time.

    The parents are short-sighted and mean but ultimately I suppose its their decision. Indeed the whole first name of Adolf has been tainted for some time and probably will be for a long time to come.

    You don't find many men named Herod even in this day and age, but there are a few out there.
     
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    Why can't people be tolerant. Obviously it's not the most tasteful name, but it could be far worse.
     
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    I can't say for sure they're Mac users, but they're definitely not PC. (rimshot)
     
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    nothing wrong with the name Adolf, David Duke didn't kill the name David. But Hitler???
     
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    They're either racists, stupid or being deliberately inflammatory to garner media attention and worldwide internet infamy....

    I favour the latter with a big helping of the other two options.

    They're not after tolerance, they're after attention. If we all shut up about it it will go away.
     
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    Maybe there is nothing *wrong* with it, but they are still complete idiots.
     
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    If only we could see more of the neck tattoo the guy in the photo has. Real winners, those folks.

    Speaking as someone who went through childhood so traumatized, I can only say I wish more parents thought as such. Instead we have unthinking parents deciding that it'll be all cute and interesting to give their kids a weird name without giving a second thought to what that kid will have to go through.
     
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    Off-topic, but a friend of mine had a child in her kindergarten class that had the name "********" (pronounced "SHEH—THEED"). She said something to the parents about the name being unusual, and the father said they did that on purpose because they thought it was funny.

    Poor child.
     
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    gilkisson

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    Take a trip to Europe. Visit Germany and Poland. Learn what they meant by "arbeit macht frei". Some of those places, the camps, are still there. Old, and cold, and quiet. Stand next to the thick concrete walls, on the lush green grass.

    Then come back and tell me giving a child that name is a great idea.
     
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    I knew a chinese kid in high school named Lucifer. I thought it was funny at the time. I think Adolf Hitler is just about the worst name you could have, aside from obvious swear words.
     
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    I have no problem naming the kid "Adolph" but to deliberately give him the name "Adolph Hitler" goes beyond "making a statement" and just sets yourself and your kid up for harassment.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid...
     
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    Poor kid. The parents deserve a good hard slap in the face. Damn trailer trash.


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    Ha. That kid is going to be changing their name once "Adolf" turns 18.

    Random story time. My sixth grade teachers last name was Adolf. I called him both Gay and Hitler and got suspended for a week. True Story.
     
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    Such as? :confused:
     
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    I think that's more to do with it just being old.
    Yeah, it could be like his sister's: "JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell".
    If I ever become a father (we're all screwed if I do, I think I'll stick with being an uncle for a while ;)), I could potentially give my kid the initials AFK (well, so could my brother). I thought that was bad...
    I'd rather be named F*** Face than Adolf Hitler.
     
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