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Mother Thinks 'Cyanide' is a Good Name for Newborn Daughter

In an unprecedented case, a British mother attempted to name her twins "Cyanide" and "Preacher." Yet, the courts decided not to allow it because a judge said the "unusual" names could be harmful to the children in the future.

The name "Preacher" wasn't the main issue, but the court took issue when the mother wanted to name her daughter "Cyanide."

She told the panel of magistrates that "Cyanide" was a “lovely, pretty name” that was related to flowers and plants, and that since cyanide was responsible for killing Hitler, she thought it “was a good thing."

She also defended her choice of names, stating it was her human right as a mother to name her children as she sees fit.

But Justice Eleanor King strongly disagreed, saying “It is hard to see how... the twin girl could regard being named after this deadly poison as other than a complete rejection of her by her birth mother," reports HuffPost.

The mother suffered from substance abuse issues and abusive relationships. In addition, she had been diagnosed with mental health problems.

When county social workers found out about her chosen names, they referred her case to a family court. Moreover, an appeals court upheld their decision.

Although one of the justices made clear that the courts would only intervene in baby name choices “in the most extreme cases."

The twins, and the mother's other three kids, are currently in foster care. The older half-siblings will get the choose the names for the twins.

Source: HuffPost
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