Sarah Crown, editor of parenting website Mumsnet
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Martin or Messiah? Tips on choosing a baby name

A judge in Tennessee in the United States has ordered the parents of a seven-month-old boy to change his name from Messiah to Martin.

Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew said Jesus Christ was the only true Messiah, and that the name could cause the child problems if he grew up in a predominantly Christian area.

Although few parents will find they come up against the law, deciding on a baby's name can be a delicate task for any mother or father.

Sarah Crown, editor of parenting website Mumsnet, shared tips with GMT presenter Naga Munchetty on BBC World News.

  • 12 Aug 2013