Teen Sues His Parents For Giving Him A Name Gaylord
Ringo | On 07, Oct 2017
A 17-year-old boy from the small city of Kirksville in Missouri is suing his parents for his name.
Gaylord Williams is suing his parents, Dave and Carol Williams for “deliberately making his life miserable” by giving him “an outdated and prejudicial name.”
The suit, which was presented on September 26 in front of the Adair County Circuit Court, the teenage boy claimed that he is an undesired child that his parents gave him the first name to make him “a designated scapegoat.”
“They told me several times that I was an accident and that I had ruined their life. When he was drunk, my father even admitted that they had named me like that in order to ruin my life like I had ruined theirs,” the boy said.
He claimed that his parents’ plans worked because he endured bullying due to his name. He also received physical assault on several occasions to the point of ending up in the hospital twice.
Gaylord said he decided to file a lawsuit against his parents so he can receive financial compensation for the things they brought him.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams denied their son’s accusations. They said they named him Gaylord simple because they love that name.