Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What were they thinking?

A couple in New Jersey is upset that a local supermarket wouldn't bake a cake with their son's full name on it for his third birthday. And not only that, they don't understand the uproar that has followed.

The child's name? Adolph Hitler Campbell.

The parents, Heath and Deborah Campbell, shown with their son, above, wanted an area grocery store to put "Happy Birthday Adolph Hitler" on a birthday cake, and the store refused.

According to the Associated Press, Karen Meleta, a spokeswoman for ShopRite, said the Campbells had similar requests denied at the same store the last two years and said Heath Campbell previously had asked for a swastika to be included in the decoration.

"We reserve the right not to print anything on the cake that we deem to be inappropriate," Meleta said. "We considered this inappropriate."

Heath Campbell said it's just a name and that people need to look to the future and not focus on the past. I hope his son feels the same way when he learns he shares his name with the most evil man of the 20th century.

The Campbells have two other children with unusual names: JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell turns 2 in a few months and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell will be 1 in April.

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