TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 12, 2013

A Newport mother is appealing the decision of a child support magistrate who ruled last week that she may not name her baby "Messiah." The mother and father of the child, who could not agree on a last name for the baby, were in court to settle that issue. The magistrate ordered the baby’s last name to be DeShawn McCullough, which incorporated both of the parent’s last names. But she also directed them to change the first name saying, "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 couple is appealing the decision to the local chancery court, WBIR reports.