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    Santa Fe NM (AP)

    A New Mexico court on Friday ruled against a Los Alamos man who wanted to chage his name to a phrase containing a popular four letter obscentiy.

    The man appealed after a state district judge in Bernalillo County refused his request to change his name to "F---Censorship!"

    Judge Nan Nash ruled that the propesed name change was "obscene, offensive, and would not comport with common decency."

    The man-whose current legal name is Variable-argues on appeal that it was improper government censorship to deny him the name change.

    "We do not believe that the district courts's action infringes on petitioner's right to free speech," a three judge panel of the COurt of Appeals said in its ruling.

    The man has a right to call himself whatever he wants, unless there's fraud or misrepresentation involved, the judges said.

    But once he seeks court approval for a name change, the court has the authority to turn him down on several grounds, including if the name is offensive to common decency and good taste, the judges ruled.

    That law was clarified in a 2004 case in the same court that apparently involved the same petitioner. In that case, an Albuquerque man whose name was Snaphappy Fishsuit Mokiligon got the go ahead from the appeals court th change his name to Variable.




    How ironic!

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    Too bad, as he woulda been a hit down at the local DMV. Although, I'd say he already is, what, with a name of Variable.

    that's a snaphappy guy
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    He could be on the Remastered F.U.C.K cd cover!

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    The guy could just change his name to a Douch E. Bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    The guy could just change his name to a Douch E. Bag
    Sounds appropriate.
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    Like it or not, it should have been allowed. Sad.
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    If you can name your kid Oral, why can't you name yourself Fuck?

    there was no mention about restricting the rights of parents to tag their kids with gawdawful names (Pilot Inspektor, Apple, Jermajesty?) the ruling only said that while you can call yourself anything you want, if you go to court for a name change, you have to accept their opinion regarding whether or not it meets community standards

    I know for a fact that there are people all over the country named Queer, which some people would take offense to (a family member went to school with a guy named queer who changed his name when he joined the service) and what about a guy I heard of whose name was Dick Zucker? and one Freddy Faggot in Atlanta?


    You can name your kid Banjo Blowjob but you can't successfully ask a court to change your name to Fuck Censorship....I guess the guy made his point.

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    There's a guy that shows up in one of the local police blotters here for domestic violence 3-4 times a year. His name:

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    Really, I mean you can name your kid Peter Miles. Interpreted: Long Dick.

    But it doesn't make it true....

    Trust Me.


    I mean...who would do that to their kid; it just not...

    Wait a second.
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    I just think it's the creepiest thing when Gov't starts determining what's going to be defined as "legal" or not under what they define as "decent". I think the dude's a dumbass, but he should have the right to be one or he's just simply not free.
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    We have a term here that we call a 575 now. It used to be a 505. "that's a 505 for ya." I can't get used to the 575 thing.

    This dude sounds like a total dipshit. "Changing your name...it just aint right. We're non changing your name people!" Out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    I just think it's the creepiest thing when Gov't starts determining what's going to be defined as "legal" or not under what they define as "decent". I think the dude's a dumbass, but he should have the right to be one or he's just simply not free.
    that sums it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    Like it or not, it should have been allowed. Sad.
    IMO, you let this moron to change the name to what he wanted, it will give an idea to others of his kind. Imagine people with the names like Jews R. C*nts, or Fuck W.T.C. Heroes .

    I don't have a problem with someone who comes up with something as innocent and partly hilarious as Madison 'Mad Twat' Twatter.

    But if someone here at the links begins starting offensive topics (or just a thread with tons of curse words in it) it's getting closed, and the poster is given a warning, most probably banned - see FORD, EVH, and the trolls. I don't see why the gov't shouldn't be doing the same thing

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    Face it. The asshole just wants attention.
    The fuckwad cant grasp the fact that if you want self-esteem, do esteemable things.
    Ya gotta put a limit on attention whores.
    Sorry. You can let the mentaly feeble run amock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron4406 View Post
    Face it. The asshole just wants attention.
    The fuckwad cant grasp the fact that if you want self-esteem, do esteemable things.
    Ya gotta put a limit on attention whores.
    Sorry. You can let the mentaly feeble run amock.
    I don't think his name change is about self esteem. It is about free speech. I should tell you, I'm the "fuckwad" you refer to, and I do many things I am proud of. I'm not sure if I'm an "attention whore" or not, but the issue isn't the value of my character, but whether or not we have the right to choose our own names.

    I think the government shouldn't be allowed to censor our names. We have freedom of speech, and it should apply to our names as well as our books, art, literature, vanity plates, tattoos, businesses, and other publications.

    I'm also not sure how you came to the conclusion that I'm "mentaly (sic) feeble". I've got a college education, I know the legal system enough to file these petitions on my own, and I work hard to do the right thing in my life. Do you just attack people when they say the word "fuck"?

    Censorship is shit. The court was in the wrong when it denied my name change. It should not be acting against free speech, but instead, in attempts to protect it. This is not a difficult issue for Americans, because many of us got through that first amendment of our constitution, and we noticed the protections it afforded us.

 

 

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