Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Sometimes, I just don’t understand people. Even more so, there are times that I just don’t understand parents! Here’s a case in point why.

The father of 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell, who was denied a birthday cake with the child’s full name on it by one New Jersey supermarket, is asking for a little tolerance.

Heath Campbell and his wife, Deborah, are upset not only with the decision made by the nearby ShopRite, but also with an outpouring of angry Internet postings in response to a local newspaper article about the cake.

Heath Campbell, who is 35, said in an interview Tuesday that people should look forward, not back, and accept 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,” he said.

After ShopRite refused the request for the cake as inappropriate, the Campbells got a cake decorated at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania, Deborah Campbell said.

About 12 people attended the birthday party on Sunday, according to Heath Campbell.
The Campbells’ other two children also have unusual names: JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell turns 2 in a few months and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell will be 1 in April.

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.”

Campbell said his ancestors are German and that he has lived all his life in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, which is across the Delaware River from Easton.

You know, I’m all in favor of freedom of speech and freedom to make your own decisions.

But, there are just some parents who don’t need to have children!

Heath and Deborah Campbell fall into that category!

Adolf Hitler, Aryan Nation, and Honszlynn Hinler—poor children.

While I hope they don’t grow up to do the things Hitler did, I do know a few kids that are going to suffer on the playground, in school, and in life. Why? Because of a stupid decision by stupid parents to name their children this way.

Sick. Sick. Sick.


  1. That is definitely a doozy.

    My dad worked with a guy who named his son Clay (Potter was the last name), and my cousins, fraternal boy-and-girl twins Robbie and Robin (last name Wren).

    Yep, Clay Potter and Robin Wren.

    But the Campbells? Several orders of magnitude higher on the "what were you thinking!?!?!?" scale.

  2. Thank God for $100 name changes. I don't get people. Initials are another thing. I've seen and heard of some mean things A.S.Smith, D.O.Grayson, G.O.Dunlap, H.E.Lispon.

    I did see something funny that a Realtor did with her ads. Very creative and a fun way to make fun of oneself. Her slogan was "Don't go to just any Realtor. Go to Helen Waite." Go to hell and wait. ROFL!! That was brilliant! I'd go to her just for her sense of humor alone.


  3. Will...parents are so cruel, sometimes, with the names they give to their children. I had a teacher in school named, and this is no joke...Rose Bush...and no, she wasn't married!

  4. Heidi...I'm with you...I'd use that realtor in a heartbeat!

  5. I have a feeling there's more to this story than was printed...don't you guys think? After all, just notice the names...I fully expected the father to have no hair and a tattoo on his forehead!

  6. Good ole Wal-Mart comes through again!

    Don't forget the curious case of Ima and Ura Hogg!

  7. I knew a girl name Lucy Odom Money. Lucy owed 'em money. Do you get it?

  8. Wow. Just wow. I hope those kids legally change their names when they are old enough. The stigma with their names will not help them in the future.

  9. Oh and Rich and I considered Justin Utha Reed for our child's name. Just Another Reed.


    I'm totally kidding.


  10. You know...with all the comedians out of work, some of you should apply to put on a show...your stuff is really, really good...

  11. How about having a name like Harry Pitts? Our local paper said they wanted a swaztika on it also. Gives a hint it is more than a name.


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