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. […]
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.
My opinion? ShopRite shoulda baked the cake. But “Adolf Hitler Campbell”? Seriously? Why does this guy hate his kids so much?
What do you think? Can what you name your kids constitute a form of abuse?
December 17, 2008 at 11:22 am
Presumably he knows who Hitler is, or where else did he get the name? So either:
1) He has a very low IQ indeed.
2) He hates his kids.
3) He has a view of history that most of the rest of us are hoping that he won’t pass on to his kids.
Based on the limited information I have, I would guess (3). Although, if anything were to put those kids off their parent’s worldview, I imagine those names will do it.
December 17, 2008 at 11:44 am
Wow, are they gonna hear a lot of jokes about their names when growing up.
December 17, 2008 at 12:24 pm
What were they thinking? Do they have ANY idea what these children are going to go through? Ignorance…it’s the only fitting word.
December 17, 2008 at 12:38 pm
Well at least the poor lil tyke that was so unfortunately born to morons will be able to set his Mickey Mouse watch to the daily beatings from the other kids after school each afternoon : )
December 17, 2008 at 1:21 pm
Where’s the apocalypse when you need it?
December 17, 2008 at 2:35 pm
Another ringing endorsement for birth control.
This poor kid will be in jeopardy for his whole life unless he decides to legally change his name when he is able to do so on his own. It is obvious that this was not very well thought out.
December 17, 2008 at 3:18 pm
where’s johnny case now that we really need him
December 17, 2008 at 3:44 pm
There is another article (click my name, I guess…) that says the Campbell’s are Holocaust deniers and their house is covered in Swastikas. What winners they must be, indeed.
December 17, 2008 at 4:55 pm
Do Nazis have low IQs? Are they morons? No.
Do “black students with unusual sounding names” get treated badly for it by teachers in school? Yes.
Does having a “black-sounding name” lessen the chance you’ll get a call back when you apply for jobs? Yes.
Does ‘a person with a distinctively black name have a worse life outcome than a woman named Molly or a man named Jake?’ Yes.
Will commenters at technoccult say that parents who name their child with a “black-sounding name” have a low IQ and are morons?
Yes [__] No [__]
December 17, 2008 at 5:51 pm
The most inconsiderate name I’ve come across was Richard Licker. I’m not kidding…
December 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm
We can’t change society. Had the Nazis won or survived in control of Germany it would have been perfectly acceptable. After all Hitler only wanted to preserve the one race that produced a culture that gave 99% of what the world has from philosophy to the concept of democracy, sciences, medicine, etc. But, who wins makes the rules. When you can win the Presidency in the US with a namesake of another demon, Osama, because you are black and in spite of being a racist, anti-American, pro-Marxist with intention of eradicating the Constitution and with limited knowledge and have the elite left wing press cover for you then everything is possible in an upside down America, soon to be another third world country.
December 17, 2008 at 8:48 pm
Lou. “the one race that produced a culture that gave 99% of what the world has from philosophy to the concept of democracy, sciences, medicine” 99%? Sorry. Get an education. I’ll be charitable and say that making statements like that makes you *seem* like an idiot.
December 17, 2008 at 9:49 pm
I’m sure that little Satan Xerxes LaVey has no trouble getting birthday cakes.
Anyways, I may have the unpopular opinion here, its your right to be a racist holocaust denier and give your children developmental issues due to saddling them with bad situations.
I hate white people enough that I’m glad people are making them suffer fates such as no birthday cakes.
Just kidding folks! EVERYBODY deserves delicious cake.
December 17, 2008 at 10:04 pm
In the nordic countries in europe it is impossible to name your kid with a inappropriate name, the state regulates legal names. You can try to call your kid donald duck, but they are very likely to ban you from doing it. Also three names + surname is a maximum. That kind of law would be against our beloved constitution here in the US, so lets have freedom and let a few people name their kids as they want or change the constitution, whichever one seems easier to do.
December 17, 2008 at 10:27 pm
I am curious what kind of school appropriate nickname he will eventually end up with. He might just go with last name actually.
December 18, 2008 at 4:16 pm
For a while, there was a Central American fad for high Spanish names (like Concepcion). One of the countries finally had to outlaw strange names because many semi-literate citizens were naming kids by sound, unaware of the meaning of the words, so some kids actually did get names like Defacacion.
December 20, 2008 at 2:53 am
in china you cant name your child @
i mean wtf right, oh well
December 20, 2008 at 3:12 am
Hey, I have an odd name and I turned out alright. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m hunting down a sacrificial goat born with the number 10 in it’s fur to be used in the ritual to bring on the Apocalypse.
December 20, 2008 at 3:55 am
your post is…actually dead on.true for the most part, as studies like to say. but what i find ironic is that ‘whites’- or the people presumably discriminating against
‘la shawn jackson’ are more afraid of la shawn than adolph. lol!
even the actual surviving hitlers did not want to be named hitler and opted out of procreation. i think that just about sums up the question of moronity.
hey…i had no idea this site had so many racist sympathizers!
and what makes these neo nazis/aryan whatevers so hostile to african americans? because they can no longer visually identify and scapegoat a jew? …
January 31, 2009 at 2:57 am
Those people are insane! They should trace back their family history I bet Adolf Hitler “The First” is related to them! I don’t blame the grocery store especially if any of them were jew, homosexuals, had family members with retardation, Egyptians, or Germans who didn’t follow the Nazis because he targeted all of them!