NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A psychotherapist says while a New Jersey couple was well within state laws by naming their son Adolf Hitler, it was an ill-advised decision.
New York psychotherapist John Alpert said the parents of Adolf Hitler Campbell, who earned notoriety when a store refused to put his name on a birthday cake, are putting their son's future at risk given the historical context of his famous name, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Sunday.
"Naming a child 'Adolf Hitler' shows a great irresponsibility on the part of the parents," Alpert said. "The motivation seems to be entirely selfish, at the cost of the child's emotional health."
Some U.S. states, including New Jersey, have implemented regulations that prevent obscenities or symbols from being used in residents' names.
Bellevue University psychologist told The Star-Ledger while such rules allow notorious names such as Adolf to be used in New Jersey and other states, the name of the World War II-era Nazi leader is outlawed in Germany.