A baby who was left unnamed by his parents for five months will be put up for adoption after a judge said she was concerned by both the boy’s lack of a name and his father’s ‘dangerous’ behaviour.
Mrs Justice Parker said not having a name could be ‘emotionally harmful’ to the five-month-old boy.
‘His father has refused to give him a name,’ she said at a family court in Watford.
‘I think ideally the mother independently would not have taken that view. Every child needs a name.’
The boy’s dad had assaulted a Hertfordshire County Council social worker and threatened another, which also caused concern for Mrs Justice Parker.
He claims to have been frustrated by the ‘invasive’ approach used by the social services.
The judge also voiced concerns about the vulnerability of the baby’s mother, who had been diagnosed with a learning difficulty.
The couple aim to challenge Mrs Justice Parker’s ruling at the Court of Appeal.
The judge ordered the family’s identities remain anonymous.
25 May 2014 | 4:20 pm – Source: metro.co.uk