Judge says baby can't be named Messiah
TULSA, Okla. (KRMG) -- The word Messiah is a title and it's a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ," the judge said in her ruling.
With that, she legally changed the 7 month-olds name to Martin.
Tennessee Judge Lu Ann Ballew went on to say the change was in the child’s best interest because the name "could put him at odds with a lot of people."
The baby’s mother Jaleesa Martin is fighting the decision and told reporters she is being misunderstood.
"I was shocked," Martin claimed. "I never intended on naming my son Messiah because it means God and I didn't think a judge could make me change my baby's name because of her religious beliefs."
Messiah was the fourth fastest growing baby name of 2012.
Also on the list, Major and King.
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