Georgia parents win court battle to name third child ‘Allah’


The state of Georgia has relented and allowed a couple to name their child Allah.

Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk were fighting the state because it had denied the couple’s request to give their child, ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah, the last name of Allah because it doesn’t match either of the parent’s last names.

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But the couple sued, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Georgia Department of Health gave in, the New York Post reported.

“This is an important vindication of parental rights and a long overdue victory for Elizabeth and Bilal,”Andrea Young, the executive director of the Georgia chapter of the ACLU, said. “No one wants to live in a world where the government can dictate what you can and cannot name your child. It goes against our values, the legislature’s intent, and the plain language of the law.”

Georgia had previously OK’d the last name of Allah for the couple’s two older children, and Handy and Bilal are expecting their fourth child in July.

Though the couple’s religion is unknown, it is unlikely they are Muslim and the religion of Islam forbids naming a child Allah.

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