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'Baby Messiah': Parents win court battle over child's name

Newport - A Tennessee judge on Wednesday overturned a lower court's ruling that changed a baby's first name from "Messiah" to Martin because "'Messiah' is a title that is held only by Jesus Christ."

Austrian village wants to change name from curse word to Fugging

Salzburg - The 104 residents of an Austrian town are tired of the jokes, the prank calls and people stealing their traffic signs. Now they want to change the name of their town from Fucking to Fugging but there is already another town with that name.

Op-Ed: Private security contractor Blackwater now known as Academi

Washington - Infamously known for killing 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007, private security contractor Blackwater's name-changing continues, calling itself Academi, with a byline of Elite Training, Trusted Protection, and now wants back in Iraq.

Southern Baptists may change name, but will keep 'Baptist'

Jimmy Draper, chairman of the 20-member task force appointed by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) to study the possibility of changing the name of the church has said that the church was not considering removing "Baptist" in the name of the church.

Name change of Miami Art Museum draws outrage

Miami - A furor has erupted in the Miami art community over renaming the Miami Art Museum (MAM), thanks to a $35 million cash and art pledge to the museum by a South Florida real estate developer who Time magazine has called “the Donald Trump of the tropics.”

NBA: Lakers forward Ron Artest wants to change his name

L.A. Lakers veteran Ron Artest is seriously considering changing his name, so much so he's started filing paperwork to officially become "Metta World Peace."

Op-Ed: The fight goes on for Jane Doe

Jane Doe had survived domestic violence only to be violated by the Alberta government. The story of Ms. Doe broke in February about how Alberta published Jane and her daughter's "Unpublished Secure Name Changes."

Crusaders cricket club forced to change its name

The UK Daily Mail reports that the Middlesex Crusaders cricket club, who have played under this name for some 10 years, are changing their name to Panthers - prompted by protests from Muslims and Jews. However its CEO claims it's just 'economics'.

Iwo Jima Now Called Iwo To: Name Change for Historical Battleground

The Japanese government has authorised a name change for one of World war II's best known symbols. The island of Iwo Jima will now be called Iwo To which is the island's original name.

Name change for Nicole Smith's baby girl

Baby Dannielynn has had her name changed by her biological father.
 

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