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  1. #1
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    Slade

    Before I get into this, some background information is requisite.

    About 4 years ago in December, a little boy named Slade died in our town. He was only 9. He had drowned in a river by sledding over some too-thin ice, then being pulled under by the strong current. They couldn't save him. His death was probably the most grim thing to have happened here for years.

    A week ago, in the birth announcements section of our local newspaper, a new child named Sl@de John@than was born. Apparently the parents have received a good deal of censure for naming their child that so soon.

    Does this make using this appellation name blasphemy?
    Any other thoughts?
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    How sad about that little boy! I'm assuming you live in a small town. In my opinion, 4 years have passed... this can also be a way of honouring little Slade. I've considered using Benjamin to honour my deceased grandfather... I think few would censor me for that. I'm not really a fan of Slade as a name, though...
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    People are too sensitive. If the kid's name was Brandon and they named their new baby Brandon no one could possibly complain. I think as tragic as the original Slade's story is, his parents can't expect to hold possession of the kids' name for eternity.
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