Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What's In a Name?

"You got a bad name like Dick Butkis" - J-Ro of the Alkaholiks from "Another Level"

For those who don't know, Dick Butkis was a Hall of Fame linebacker for the Chicago Bears. As a life long Bears fan, I've always known who he was, but it wasn't until I heard this song that I had ever analyzed his name. And yes, it had to be hard growing up with a name like that. (Kids can be so cruel). I myself have a rather unusual name. I mean, a black man in America named Andreas? Can't say that I've run across any other black man with my name. As a matter of fact, I hated my name when I was a kid. (Like 5 and 6). I wanted to change my name to Michael. Thank God I came to my senses. No offense to any Michael's in the audience, its just that I have a unique personality. And thus my unique name fits me. Plus I think its kinda cool to be named after my mom Andrea. (Yes I know I'm pandering, but hey, Christmas is coming up, and I can always use the extra brownie points. Lol).

With all of that being said, I want to nominate Heath and Deborah Campbell of Hunterdon County, NJ, as the worse parents in the world. I've never met Heath or Deborah, but after reading this, I think you'll agree with me. Heath and Deborah have three children. The oldest being a son named...(wait for it)... Adolf Hitler Campbell. I swear I'm not making this up. Young Adolf turned 3 recently. Like all parents, Heath and Deborah wanted to get him a birthday cake with his name on it. They contacted their local grocery store, and tried to place an order for the cake. But there's one simple twist. Heath and Deborah asked for his entire name to be placed on the cake. Well, needless to say, the store declined their request.

Heath and Deborah were eventually able to get the cake of their choice at a Wal-mart in Pennsylvania. I don't know how this story made it to the public square, but Heath did an interview in which he said "I think people need to take their heads out of the cloud they've been in and start focusing on the future and not the past." Well Heath, I must tell you that when you name your child after someone who is, almost, single handedly responsible for the murder of 6 million people, its sure to raise more than an eyebrow or two. It actually trips me out that this dude is claiming some kind of ignorance about the response to his and his wife's actions. Heath made a further mockery of himself by asserting that "There's a new President and he says that it's time for a change; well then it's time for a change. They need to accept a name. A name's a name. The kid isn't going to grow up and do what (Hitler) did."

While that might not be the case, you have to admit Heath, there's a certain racist element to naming you child Adolf Hitler. When that issue was brought up, Deborah Campbell revealed that 12 people attended the party, including several mixed children. As Heath exclaimed "If we're so racist, then why would I have them come into my home?" Well Heath, I can't explain the logic behind that decision. However I will say this about your "possibly" racist tendencies. Its bad enough that you named you son Adolf Hitler Campbell. But when your wife gave birth to a daughter a year later, you and Deborah decided to name her................(wait for it).................. JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell. (I shit you not). Now Heath, can I be real with you? I might have been able to let you slide with the whole Adolf thing. Not my preference, but to each his own. But picking "Aryan Nation" as your daughter's middle name; well, that just slaps of an agenda. A RACIST one! Their third child's name is Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell. I can't say that there's anything overtly racist about that name, but given Heath and Deborah's track record, I will be doing some investigating.

Heath said that they named their son Adolf Hitler because "no one else in the world will have that name." Well Heath, you're probably wrong. I'm sure that somewhere in this world of 8 billion people, some other racist MF had the very same idea as you. They just didn't call their local grocery store and try and order a birthday cake with his name on it. I understand the concept unique names, but can we draw the line somewhere? I blame Hollywood for this crap. You know, the people naming their children such things as Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter), Audio Science (Shannyn Sossamon's son), Diva Muffin and Moon Unit (Frank Zappa's daughters), Pilot Inspektor (Jason Lee's son), and Zuma Nesta Rock (Gwen Stefani's daughter).

Again, I understand the need to want to name your children something unique. But as a parent, you're supposed to put your children's needs ahead of your own personal agenda. And there's no way you can't say that young Adolf wouldn't have an easier time going through life as Michael Campbell.

-DrizaDre-

24 comments:

Just Jasmine said...

Damn I was just writing a blog about naming...so its not deja vy or anything ok.

Anyway they were part of teh Aryan nation and the parents of those mixed children are crazy for even accepting the invitation if they exist anyway.

urbanknitrix said...

Yeah, I read this dumb shit Monday and was trying to figure out how they were not racist. I can to the same conclusion - one child Adolf Hitler and the other Aryan Nation.....yeah, you did it on purpose and you knew what you were doing. Well I say its better to see the racist coming then to have them covered.

Now the kids will have to pay for their parents - i.e. ass whippings, not getting a job or other things. Ignorance.

Humbly Beautiful said...

Wow...too much. I have to read the original article. Then he had the audacity to bring up Barack....the difference was that he was name after his father and not after Saddam Hussein. Then the name of their second child??? And people talk about the names Black children have. I am with you on researching the 3rd child's name.

How many times have I heard the line "I have black friends" or "I have had black people to my house" If you can count or keep up with the number or friends you have of different races...brings up some questions.

Humbly Beautiful said...

Should have read the article before commenting...the last line of the article:

"Say he grows up and hangs out with black people. That's fine, I don't really care," he said. "That's his choice."

To me...that means that he would not choose to... HOT MESS!!!

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Idiot...that's just like me naming my child Nat Turner or Nathan Bedford Forrest (one of the founding members of the KKK and a slave trader).

Cherish said...

i read this shit yesterday and was thinkin the same thing. like are u really serious? Some people are just so...i mean i dont even know what to say. now this child is gonna have a rough childhood and young adult life because his parents want to give him a dumb ass name

Miss.Stefanie said...

Given the fact a name should be strong and stand for something...I believe that there are limits. Its such a shame that little boy will never live a normal life without being judged. However, if you watched Mommas Boy on NBC last night...there was a mom who said she didn't want her son dating a Jew, Black woman, a woman with a butt, or an Asian. I began to cry because its sad to know how ignorant and racists people still...especially parents who teach their kids the same morals an thoughts.

neema divine said...

i just read this news on yahoo...that is so wrong!!! no matter how hard they try to deny it, there is something very racist about it.

Soulstress said...

How ridiculous..and those poor kids will grow up and prob adopt alotta their parents ignorance. sad sad.

clnmike said...

Who the hell is he kidding talking about not living in the past?

Anjl Marie said...

UMMM YEA THAT KID AND I WOULD NOT BE FRIENDS SORRY CAN'T DO IT

Katie said...

okay, you had me curious, I did research... the 3rd kid is named after Heinrich Himmler. He was a nazi german politician and head of the ss.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himmler

This guy is insane. And sadly these kids will grow up to be just like him. It's all they will know. They will be ignorant. Their father is not ignorant, he is just pathetic and meager.

Gorgeous Geek said...

omg 'Aryan Nation' geeeez.

btw I thought the name Audio Science was pretty cool lol

=]

CurvyGurl said...

I think these fools should take a picture captioned "this is your brain on stoopid!".

Kin'shar said...

wow...all I can say is wow! Well I didnt like my name for along time. I always felt like my name should have been Nicole.

But my children have their names from their dad...

LadyLee said...

MAN! 15 years from now, those kids are going to be sitting in a room plotting how to take out their parents.

All that teasing is going to build up... you know it is.

And let's not even talk about applying for a job. DANG!

jessica rae said...

i just saw this posted on facebook earlier. thats ridiculous....now i love my people, but we can come up with some outlandish names too! lol
and for the record SHE is me lmao. that was very random and petty, but i was very grateful for the shoutout !!!

Jayne Dough said...

poor babies.
see i already know my future kids names. their common just not that unique. AND im certain these WILL be my kids names
•Marley Fae (named after bob marley and my mommy)
•Kynidee Amani
•Amir Camryn
•Kingston Jace
thats not too bad is it?

ShonaVixen said...

Poor kids...gosh, i hope they decide to change the names once they are old enough to do so!!

mrs. mary mack said...

I read this yesterday and totally forgot to comment- okay *sighs* I don't have kids but as a result of the torture placed upon me being my government name, I've reduced all of my futures children's names down to 2-3 syllables that can be found in actual books. My stuff is rather off the wall although my first name is becoming increasing popular which is disturbing. All I can say is my mother didn't know any better. She was lucid from pain meds and my aunt named me...at least that's the story she's been telling me for the past 28 years. I googled my first name the other days and had th emost hideous "thing" pop up- some singer from New Jersey who REALLY needs to leave the business. LOL

reedwrites said...

I do a blog on bad baby names theejbfiles.blogspot.com

I just posted that story up after my coworker sent it to me on Monday. You knows what's bad...they can get away with that here, but let them take their behind back to the motherland- Germany.... Germany actually has a LAW on the books that you are NOT allowed to name your kid Adolf Hitler.

Ignant (yeah I said ignant...lol) azz folks %$#&*!

Super Woman said...

Really? Hitler? No Seriously?

SMH

Anyway, You forgot some other names that i think were horrible i dont care what anone says Jesse James should never appear on a girls birth certificate. I have a weird name but why name your DAUGHTER after a man (Yes YOU P. DIDDY!!!) and the other was Delilah star...Huh?

Aretha said...

WTF?! some people are seriously ridiculous. smh

T. Michelle Theus said...

Pook kids. Not only do they have idiot parents but now they have to go through life with those God-awful names *smh*