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Started by TheBigSmurf on Sep 22, 2021 11:54:09 AM
Naming a child Adolf Hitler

In this US case, the child was taken into care because there were also accusations of violence against the parents, but as a general rule should authorities be concerned if a child is given a notorious name?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WBT3daUXXyk

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widenation - 22 Sep 2021 11:58:08 (#1 of 62)

Yes.

Tadagee - 22 Sep 2021 12:12:24 (#2 of 62)

That video is from 2013. Are you a bit of a slow typer?

Atticus - 22 Sep 2021 12:13:18 (#3 of 62)

Yes.

Oldbathrobe1 - 22 Sep 2021 12:14:51 (#4 of 62)

It's not taboo in India. https://m.jpost.com/Opinion/Why-is-Adolf-Hitler-popular-in-India-376622

popstar7 - 22 Sep 2021 12:26:57 (#5 of 62)

I suppose if your name”s Hitler it’s always going to be a temptation.

Agaliarept - 22 Sep 2021 12:32:05 (#6 of 62)

Yes.

About 10 years ago I did work with a German lad of about 16 who was called Adolf.

Everyone just called him "Addy" though.

tasselhoff - 22 Sep 2021 12:43:44 (#7 of 62)

Adolph Hitler is banned in France, as is Mini Cooper.

Oldbathrobe1 - 22 Sep 2021 13:04:06 (#8 of 62)

The Indians are more concerned with the Bengal famine if you bring up 1940s bad behaviour.

Also, when Bertie Ahern went to meet Robin Cook as Foreign Sec, he was confronted by a large portrait of Cromwell. Egalitarian democratic figure to the English, genocidal maniac to us. Nobody balks at calling a child Oliver, though.

Tadagee - 22 Sep 2021 13:09:47 (#9 of 62)

Presumably they do in Ireland?

HouseOfLametta - 22 Sep 2021 13:11:42 (#10 of 62)

And presumably Indians are more aware of the Japanese role in WWII

GyratingTrampoline - 22 Sep 2021 13:15:02 (#11 of 62)

I like the ambiguity in the OP: "there were also accusations of violence against the parents". Sounds like little hitler came out evil from the start

popstar7 - 22 Sep 2021 13:18:02 (#12 of 62)

Maybe someone will travel back from the future and kill innocent little Adolf Mk2.

Atticus - 22 Sep 2021 13:20:50 (#13 of 62)

With time travel maybe this Hitler is THAT Hitler.

Oldbathrobe1 - 22 Sep 2021 13:23:32 (#14 of 62)

Oliver is unusual here, not unknown. Perhaps if it was more distinctive it would be rarer.

returnofthepowermonkey - 22 Sep 2021 13:27:37 (#15 of 62)

Egalitarian democratic figure to the English

I don't think that's a very common view

TheExcession - 22 Sep 2021 13:35:24 (#16 of 62)

We liked him so much that we dug up his corpse, tried it in court, performed a mock execution on it and restored the monarchy.

Arjuna - 22 Sep 2021 13:40:50 (#17 of 62)

Nobody balks at calling a child Oliver, though.

The Royal Family do.

elderberry - 22 Sep 2021 13:43:33 (#18 of 62)

There are quite a few Olivers in Ireland, because of the popularity of St Oliver Plunkett, martyred at Tyburn in 1681. I had 2 Uncle Olivers, one Co Louth, One Co Mayo. OP was beatified in 1920, so both may have been named for him shortly after that - the canonisation in 1975 would have given an extra boost.

Robin Cook leaving Cromwell (Crummell, as my Louth Uncle O always called him) on the wall for Ahern's visit cannot have been casual.

Arjuna - 22 Sep 2021 13:59:42 (#19 of 62)

Cromwell goes in and out of fashion. Royalists blackened his name for a couple of centuries but he came back en vogue as a symbol of Parliamentary Power in the Nineteenth Century. Even then, when the statue was erected outside Parliament, it was paid for privately by Lord Roseberry.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Oliver_C
romwell,_Westminster


Ahern is not the only head of state who got a reminder of Cromwell on a visit to Parliament

And here is the really cheeky move: parliament forces Her Majesty to consider her own mortality as she gets dressed for the occasion. For in the Robing Room of the House of Lords, where the Queen puts on her robe and imperial state crown, the authorities have chosen to display a facsimile of the death warrant of her ancestor, Charles

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27693589

Oldbathrobe1 - 22 Sep 2021 14:01:02 (#20 of 62)

We liked him so much that we dug up his corpse, tried it in court, performed a mock execution on it and restored the monarchy.



There's a statue to him in Westminster now, though.

Robin Cook leaving Cromwell (Crummell, as my Louth Uncle O always called him) on the wall for Ahern's visit cannot have been casual.



He seems to have apologised. I can't confirm, through some oversight I wasn't there.

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