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The thing about baby names is that they're hostages to fortune. What if the person/thing you named your baby after was gold-standard good, but because of the machinations of a manipulative lawyer became a racist thing? That is happening to real people.
Now look at your own life problems again, and tell me if you think they are real, compared to this holocaust of happenstance.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/15/nyregion/the-name-atticus-acquires-an-unwelcome-association.html


The Name Atticus Acquires an Unwelcome Association
When Oscar Boykin and his wife, Liz, heard that a new Harper Lee novel was to be released, populated by the same characters as “To Kill a Mockingbird,” they envisioned a tsunami of baby boys named Atticus storming the country, and their own son, Atticus, who is 9 months old, would no longer stand out.

If only.

In “Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch was the beloved, honorable father figure, a namesake freighted with values and meaning. In the new book, “Go Set a Watchman,” which was released on Tuesday, Atticus is a racist.

Fans of “Mockingbird” have been crestfallen and disbelieving that their hero could be so changed, but perhaps no group more so than those who chose that name for their children...........


Racist kid's chair, other kid's chair.
 

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