Child Named “Adolf Hitler” Refused Birthday Cake

Seriously, they named their child Adolf Hitler Campbell???

The Campbells’ other two children also have unusual names: JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell.

From ABC:

The youngster was at the center of a recent dispute between his parents and a local supermarket that refused to spell out his name on a cake for his birthday party last weekend. A story in a local newspaper prompted an outpouring of angry online responses directed at Heath Campbell, 35, and his wife Deborah, 25.

“I think people need to take their heads out of the cloud they’ve been in and start focusing on the future and not on the past,” Heath Campbell said Tuesday in an interview conducted on the other side of the Delaware River from where the family lives in Hunterdon County, N.J.

“There’s a new president and he says it’s time for a change; well, then it’s time for a change,” he continued. “They need to accept a name. A name’s a name. The kid isn’t going to grow up and do what (Hitler) did.”

Deborah Campbell said she phoned in her order last week to the ShopRite in Greenwich, just east of downtown Phillipsburg on the western edge of New Jersey. When she told the bakery department she wanted her son’s name spelled out, she was told to talk to a supervisor, who denied the request.

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.”

But spokeswoman Karen Meleta told The Easton Express-Times for Sunday’s editions that the Campbells’ request was considered inappropriate.

The Campbells ultimately got their cake inscribed at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania, Deborah Campbell said. About 12 people attended the birthday party on Sunday, including several children who were of mixed race, according to Heath Campbell.

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2 Comments on “Child Named “Adolf Hitler” Refused Birthday Cake”

  1. V.E.G. Says:

    There is once an African-American man named Hitler M. McLeod and he got killed in the line of duty. According to http://www.odmp.org/officer/9075-police-officer-hitler-m.-mcleod.

  2. V.E.G. Says:

    The first name of Adolf is fine, but not the Hitler part. John Vernon’s father was named Adolf Agopsowicz.


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