NJ Court Takes Hitler And Himmler Away From Their Parents

This post first appeared in The Times of Israel.

In this December 2008 file photo, Heath Campbell, left, with his wife, Deborah, and son Adolf Hitler Campbell, 3, pose in Easton, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)

What’s in a name? A lot, according to Heath and Deborah Campbell of Holland Township, New Jersey.

A New Jersey Superior Court judge has ordered that custody of their four children been permanently taken away from them. The judge claims his ruling has everything to do with the kids’ being at risk of neglect and abuse due to a history of domestic violence in the family’s home. The Campbells say it has nothing to do with that, and everything to do with the highly unusual (some might say abhorrent) names they have given their children.

However, one could argue that the giving of these particular names in of itself could amount to child abuse. Indeed, it’s not just schoolyard bullies who would pick on or shun kids named Adolf Hitler, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeanne (named for Heinrich Himmler).

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© 2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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