German couple names baby Hitlerike

In 1931, a couple in Hilden, Germany, tried to name their baby girl Hitlerike in honor of Adolf Hitler.

The registrar rejected the name.

The father sued.

The court — noting that similar political names like Bolshewika (for Bolshevik) and Stahlhelmina (for veterans’ association Der Stahlhelm, “The Steel Helmets”) had been accepted as girl names in the past — ruled in favor of the father and permitted the family to use the name.


  • “Court Approves Political Names of Reich Babies.” Milwaukee Journal 7 Mar. 1931: 1.
  • Baby Named Hitlerike.” Queenslander 18 Jun. 1931: 32.

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