The following is a true story. At least those who claim they saw and heard it happen swear it is true.

Once upon a time, a Los Angeles Superior Court family law judge was hearing a case where there was no name on the child’s birth certificate. Mom and dad each had attorneys and they both asked the judge to assign the child “their” requested name.  The judge happened to be retiring two days later.  He warned the parties to settle or he “would” pick a name.  There was no agreement, and after a break the judge took the bench and he entered an order naming the baby.  However, the judge did not select either of the requested names.  Instead, the judge named the baby after himself!  It was then suspected that the parties went into the hallway and settled their fight.

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