So ShopRite refused to frost a birthday cake for Heath and Deborah Campbell of Greenwich, Penn. The couple are so mad because they don’t understand why anyone would find the name of their 3-year-old son problematic. Well, when your name is Adolf Hitler Campbell there might be a little problem.
Luckily, a local Wal-Mart agreed to make the birthday cake. Not sure if it came with red Swastika frosting decorations or not.
Locals who read the account were upset that Heath Campbell would bestow the name Adolf Hitler onto his son, which in turn made Mr. Campbell even more upset.
“There’s a new president and he says it’s time for a change; well, then it’s time for a change,” the 35-year-old continued. “They need to accept a name. A name’s a name. The kid isn’t going to grow up and do what (Hitler) did….”
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…
He said he was raised not to avoid people of other races but not to mix with them socially or romantically. But he said he would try to raise his children differently.
Yeah, on the one hand it’s just a name. The other way to look at it is that naming your child after Adolf Hitler is essentially paying homage to the Nazi Party Leader. Which, fine. Okay, if you want to do that. But don’t get angry or act surprised when people are horrified by your terrible parenting choice. I just think once the kid realizes who he was named after there might be some household friction.
Much in the same way that I had to change my name to “James” when it dawned on me that Pol Pot was not a normal name.