judge has ordered a seven-month-old baby's parents to change his name
from Messiah to Martin after they appeared before her in a dispute about
the child's surname. Instead, the pair were ordered to change the
baby's first name, because, according to the judge, only one person
earned the name Messiah, 'and that one person is Jesus Christ'.
According to WBIR Newport, the mother of the child, Jaleesa Martin, and
his father couldn't agree on whose last name the boy should have, so
they went before child support magistrate Lu Ann Ballew at Cocke County
Chancery Court on Thursday to decide the matter.
This will probably be overturned. I've heard of other children with that name too.