Tuesday, 29 November 2011

What's In A Name..?

There is of course no suggestion that innocent Jihad will grow up to become the kind of terror extremist that his name suggests.
Suuuure he won't...

But hang on, this is Germany. And, like France, they don't let parents have total freedom to give their offspring whatever ridiculous name they fancy, do they?

So, why has this not been challenged?

H/T: Ranter in comments

13 comments:

Lynne said...

Poor little sod. Maybe when he's older he'll make like Zowie Bowie and change his name to something more mundane...like Damien.

botzarelli said...

He should be fine. It is like the tale of twins called Winner and Loser described in Freakonomics. In the end, Loser grew up to be much more successful.

Oh dear, now I've got Nick Berry singing "Every Loser Wins" going as an earworm!

James Higham said...

Sewing the seeds of the next two decades' crises.

Angry Exile said...

Hang on. She doesn't look like a heroin chic catwalk model, but 37.5 stone? That's the thick end of quarter of a tonne and she doesn't look that big either. But yeah, weird name, even if it doesn't mean quite what the Fail say. It'd be like an Amish naming their kid "Noel" and then explaining that it's short for no electricity.

Germany calling said...

Jihad. Yes, it's another carefully-aimed slap in the face for the west. We pay for the kid to be born, will pay for its education, provide legions of people to tell the brat that Christianity and our way of life stinks, and hope it doesn't do anything we will regret.

But if it does, it will be our fault.

Michael Fowke said...

Could have been worse. Like, er, Rolan Bolan.

Captain Haddock said...

"So, why has this not been challenged ? " ..

Because no-one in authority has the cojones to do so ...

Stadtler said...

"Jihad will have nine brothers and four sisters."

Jesus wept.The father's clearly got a stronger stomach than I have.

Tattyfalarr said...

37.5 stone and insisted on a vaginal delivery. Jesus H Christ on a bike....

They must have rolled her in flour first then sent in a team in full pit gear with helmet lamps on full glare to find and drag that sucker out...all tied to each other round the waist with rope...with one left behind holding on to the foot of the bed for dear life trying to combat the suction.

*shudders*

Captain Haddock said...

"37.5 stone and insisted on a vaginal delivery. Jesus H Christ on a bike" ....

It must have been a bit like waving a cig in the back of a 3 tonner ..

Or as the old song says .. "I'll bet you a dollar, its like a horse's collar" .. ;)

WV = "messi" .. would you believe ? .. Ha ha

JuliaM said...

"Oh dear, now I've got Nick Berry singing "Every Loser Wins" going as an earworm!"

There'll be a worse one coming up on 1st Dec! ;)

"...37.5 stone? That's the thick end of quarter of a tonne .."

The VERY thick end...

"*shudders*"

:D

Furor Teutonicus said...

The name was challenged in the constitutional court at Karlsruhe, Bundesverfassungsgericht, about two years ago (<>).

It was decided that it was allowed, due to the fact it means "spiritual fight", (The will and "struggle to stay "on the muslim path") or something similar, and does not have the meaning of "holy war", that the media have jumped on.

However.....

Angry Exile said...

In other words to them it can be no more significant than for us naming a kid 'Faith' or 'Prudence', the main difference being that Christian cultures don't have much in the way of religiously approved virtues to name boys after. Media beat-up, I'm afraid, though if I lived in an Arabic speaking nation I wouldn't call my child what the locals thought was an English word meaning 'Fuck Arabs, let's nick all their oil' even if the name is actually just Steven or something.

And is she really 37.5 stone?