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Judge reverses order to change Baby Messiah's name

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By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

NEWPORT (WATE) – A Cocke County judge reversed a court order Wednesday that would have forced a mother to change her baby's name.

Chancellor Telford Forgety vacated Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew order, which would have forced Jaleesa Martin to change her baby's first name from Messiah to Martin.

The mother appealed the decision that was rendered last month during a child support hearing.

In issuing her order Magistrate Ballew said the name Messiah would offend local citizens because it is a name held only by Jesus Christ.

Court paperwork shows Ballew originally ruled the name Messiah was fine, but then she reversed herself.

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